Research course

Environment and Politics

University of York · Department of Politics

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Entry requirements

Admission to the PhD programme is normally based on good performance at the BA level (usually a 2.1 or a 1st) and a Masters degree, at least one of these in a social science related subject. In unusual cases where the student has a 1st in a social science subject in their BA, admission to the programme may be allowed on that basis. In exceptional cases the department may consider students from non-social science backgrounds, where the student can clearly demonstrate equivalent experience and knowledge and this is supported by academic references.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

This doctoral programme involves interdisciplinary research that cuts across these two disciplines. Students are jointly supervised by a member of the Department of Environment and the Department of Politics. Both Departments have strong research cultures: Environment has a graduate research school of around 40 students and Politics has around 50 research students.

Previous students have worked on a wide range of topics including:

  • Discursive democracy and the use of fire in forestry management in Queensland
  • The effectiveness of international environmental regimes: the Mediterranean Action Plan
  • Power and common property resources in community forestry in Mexico
  • Institutions in natural resource management: Ecological and Socio-economic Implications for the Management of Valuable Tree Species in Agroforestry Parklands

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 323561