MSc Environmental Change and International Development
Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences
We produce graduates who can apply their expertise to real-world problems.
About the course
Course description 2017
This course brings together geography, environmental and development studies expertise to engage with the challenges of environmental change in the Global South. You’ll explore contemporary theory, policy and practice.
There are three elements to your study: training in development research methods and professional skills, training in specialised subject areas, and a placement-based research dissertation.
- Ideas and Practice in International Development
- Research Design and Methods in International Development
- Understanding Environmental Change
- Key Issues in Environment and Development
- Professional Skills for Development
- Dissertation with Placement
- International Development field class, currently in either Kenya or Nepal.
Examples of optional modules
- Data, Visualisation and GIS
- Living with Climate Change in the Global South
- The Political Economy of Natural Resource-led Development in the Global South
- Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems
- Cities of Diversity
- Cities of ‘the South’: planning for informality
Teaching and assessment
There are seminars, lectures, workshops and reading groups. You’ll be assessed on your coursework assignments and a dissertation.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
For all our courses, you’ll need a good 2:1 or first class honours degree in geography or a related subject.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
Postgraduate Programmes Officer
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.