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Environment, Politics and Development MSc

King's College London, University of London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Waterloo Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • 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.

Course detail

The Environment, Politics and Development MSc offers a demanding and stimulating programme of study, with an emphasis on developing knowledge and critical understanding. This is complemented with the development of a broad suite of intellectual and practical skills such as: Assessing the relative merits of contrasting theories, explanations and policies; Conceptualising problems and identifying possible methods for their solution; Critically evaluating evidence Critically analysing qualitative and quantitative data; Planning, designing and executing an individual piece of research, including the production of a thesis/report; Undertaking effective fieldwork as part of dissertation, if suitable Employing a variety of social survey and interpretative methods for analysing information from the human world.

Teaching and assessment

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face-to-face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. We will teach you through a combination of lectures and seminars, typically have 20 hours per module. We also expect you to undertake 130 hours of independent study for each module. Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include essays and other written assignments, oral presentations, lab work and occasionally by examination, depending on the modules selected. All students also undertake a research-based dissertation of 12,000 words.

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.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 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

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  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 71 8

    5th out of 86 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    153 76%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    193 93%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%



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