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Environment, Politics and Development MSc

King's College London, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Waterloo Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our Environment, Politics and Development MSc provides an advanced theoretical understanding of the relationship between development problems and environmental issues. You will explore these relationships from the perspectives of political ecology, development geography and environmental governance.

To illustrate these relationships, we use relevant case studies drawn from across the globe.

Key benefits

Academic staff have first-hand experience of development problems and environmental issues in contexts from around the globe.
Appreciate critically the distinct disciplinary approaches to a dynamic and contested body of knowledge on development, politics and the environment.
Develop awareness of contemporary development issues, problems and policies through engagement with development theory.
Enhance understanding of framing and problem-solving challenges at the interface of environment and development with learning of political theory, political science and political ecology theories and environmental justice lenses.
Gain critical analytical skills to uncover reciprocal relationships between changing natural environments and dynamic livelihood strategies, or the nature of power, difference and inequality within economic, social, physical and cultural environments.
Develop interdisciplinary understanding of the ways in which the human and physical world is revealed through representations of space, place and landscape.
Opportunities to carry out original fieldwork either in the UK or overseas for your dissertation.
Excellent tutorial support, extensive module specific interactive teaching and regular classroom discussions.

Career prospects

On completion of the Environment, Politics and Development MSc programme you will have attained a range of knowledge and skills appropriate to careers in research, management and consultancy in organisations engaged in the environment and development field in developing countries, as well as generic skills opening the way to more general employment opportunities for M-level graduates. Many of our graduates have gone on to undertake further graduate study and work as research assistants for international development agencies. There are also good career opportunities with government agencies, international and national non-governmental organisations and academic research institutes.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,460per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 72 3

    13th out of 85 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    155 73%

    15th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    49th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    58th

    15
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    192 88%

    4th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    57th

    7

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