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People and the Environment MSc

University of Aberdeen · School of Social Science

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Course content

The MSc People and Environment is a one year full-time or two years part-time programme bringing environment and anthropology together to understand modern environmental issues, interaction, conservation and landscape plus ecology. Within this context students look at political, economic and predatory conflicts effects on areas including water management.
If you want to understand more about our relationship with environment and you are from a related background this programme will deepen your understanding of human influences.
  • Courses include: Understanding People and the Environment, Reading Environmental Ethnography, Field Trips for People and Environment. Optional Courses include: Roads: Mobility Movement Migration, Anthropoligical Theory for MSc, Land Environmental Economics, Supervised Reading, Curating an Exhibition, Work Placement for MSc, Research Design and Practice in Anthropology, Culture and Society in Latin America, Anthropology and Landscape, Research Skills in Anthropology, Ecology Conservation and Society


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by renowned experts across a range of subjects and you can go into nature conservation, applied reserach and forestry
  • Aberdeen is rated 1st in Scotland for Environmental Science and Geosciences (REF 2014)

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  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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