Taught course

Environment and Development

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Earth and Environment
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in social sciences such as (but not limited to) international development, geography, politics, sociology, environmental management, sustainability, in environmental science or in a related subject.

Applicants with a 2.2 will be considered on a case by case basis where applicants can demonstrate relevant work experience or aptitude in a relevant specialist field. Graduates from other disciplines and those with professional experience in the sector will also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Sustainable development and environmental management are two key challenges facing the Global South. As part of our Environment and Development MSc degree you will be provided with high-quality interdisciplinary training to help you understand the many perspectives of different actors operating in the Global South.

Led by the Sustainability Research Institute, this Masters degree is uniquely based out of the School of Earth and Environment and has a strong focus on sustainable development. The course brings together the wide range of academic expertise in the School of Earth and Environment as well as that of the School of Politics and International Studies, and has input from the practitioner community also.

You will investigate the debates and challenges associated with international development that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable and contribute towards achieving solutions that support this topical, fast-growing field.

You will gain the knowledge, skills and practical experience that national and international employers require to reconcile distinct objectives, such as the need for sustainable economic development and environmental conservation.

The course is ideal if you would like to develop or continue a career in environment and/or development practice, policy, training or research, and/or if you are thinking of working in an international capacity. The Masters will prepare you for work in both the public and private sectors, and within local, national and international institutions. Alternatively, you could pursue a research career or go on to a PhD.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,250 (total)
International students
£23,750 (total)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
apply-masters@see.leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 8109