Taught course

Environmental Policy

Institution
University of Cambridge · Department of Land Economy
Qualifications
MPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree or its international equivalent. Those applicants who are subject to a language requirement are strongly encouraged to submit their language results with their initial application; failure to do so can delay the processing time. Applications are considered on a rolling admissions basis.

Months of entry

October

Course content

http://www.2016.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/lelempepl

Successful environmental policy depends on the ability of its makers to bring together scientific information, analytical thinking and an awareness of the legal, social and political realities of environmental regulation. This course has been designed to provide an intensive training in the relevant economic and legal concepts and techniques to equip you with the tools that will help you successfully design, implement and assess environmental policy in a variety of settings.

MPhil courses offered by the Department of Land Economy share common aims. These are:

i) to enable students of a high calibre to pursue their education at an advanced applied level drawing on the primary disciplines of economics, planning and environmental policy, with additional specialisms in finance and law;

ii) to provide students with opportunities both to build on and develop material which they may have studied at undergraduate level as well as to broaden their knowledge base;

iii) to equip students with the necessary skills to pursue careers at a high level in a range of areas, including  business and finance, civil service, public service, property professions, environmental agencies and organisations, national/international agencies and further study;

iv) to provide opportunities for education in a multidisciplinary environment so as to advance the understanding of cognate disciplines and their applications;

v) to provide opportunities for learning with colleagues from different social, economic and legal systems;

vi) to provide students with appropriate skills and experience to enable them to use information and resources critically and to equip them with the means to undertake their own research;

vii) to provide an educational environment with a strong research ethos that brings together students from a wide variety of backgrounds and fosters an international approach to common problems.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
10 months

Assessment

Thesis

A dissertation of between 10,000 to 12,000 words.

Essays

Assessment of subject modules varies and includes written examinations, individual and group project work. Some modules may be assessed in more than one format.

Exams

Assessment of subject modules varies, written examinations are used for some modules, these will normally be two-hour papers.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 1223 337733