Masters Modules.

Political Economy of Global Environmental Change.

This module explores the major challenges in the political economy of environment, examining central debates around climate change, the green economy, biodiversity loss, population, sustainability and environment-induced conflict. These debates are examined by analysing the different approaches to tackling global environmental change. On this module, you will explore the political economy of global environmental change at various scales including the international, regional, national and local scales; and will make use of specific case studies to illuminate the wider conceptual debates. You will also consider the challenges associated with managing ‘the commons’ and how individuals might engage in forms of environmental self-regulation or self-limiting behaviours.


  • This module is typically taught through a weekly programme of workshops and seminars over the 12-week semester.


  • The module is typically assessed through two pieces of individual coursework.