Taught course

Environmental Social Science

Institution
University of Kent · School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent vocational experience.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Social science perspectives are crucial to understanding and solving environmental problems. Human behaviour produces many elements of the ‘natural’ environment, from landscapes to floods and famines. Local and national policies and international agreements regulate the environmental practices of corporations, governments and households. The social sciences have a great deal to contribute to understanding what have become defined as environmental issues, and what measures can most effectively tackle them.

The multidisciplinary Environmental Social Science programmes draw on the contributions of Anthropology, Conservation and Ecology, Law, Social Policy and Sociology. In each of these disciplines, Kent is very active in research. The programmes therefore build upon a strong base.

Information for international students

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding pages for the most current information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Email
sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 823684