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
|September 2018 start||
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.
The course includes a 10-day field class currently in Galapagos, Nepal and Tanzania, which provides hands-on experience of research.
The cost of the compulsory field class is included in you tuition fees.
Examples of optional modules
Teaching and assessment
A mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and independent study.
Each module draws heavily on the latest research and the individual expertise of each of our academics.
Assessment methods include: essays, reflective writing, research reports, policy briefs and oral presentations.
At least a 2:1 undergraduate degree in one of the following disciplines: social sciences; arts and humanities; or earth and environmental sciences.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 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.