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MSc Environment and Development

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The world faces serious and rapidly evolving environmental challenges on a number of fronts and at many levels. Simultaneously, the development of an economically fairer and socio-politically more just world remain paramount. This programme provides analytically rigorous, stimulating and balanced perspectives of the inter-relations between environment and development at the global, regional, national and local levels.

Students learn to critically examine how these challenges have been interpreted and are being addressed by academics, international agencies, government-level policy-makers, nongovernment development actors and of course, 'ordinary' people around the world.

This master's programme:

examines the policy challenges in promoting healthy environments in the developing world.

provides an analytically rigorous but broadly-based understanding of the inter-relations between environment and development at global, national and local levels.

is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in environmental policy and planning in international government and non-governmental organisations, academia and journalism.

Class sizes vary by subject and module, but emphasis is always placed on good contact time with lecturers. Learning occurs across a variety of lectures, seminars, tutorials and field trips.

As a student at Reading, you will have access to all the University's internet, printing and scanning facilities, as well as a full range of statistical and econometric software. Excellent opportunities exist for research, networking and personal development within each programme, as well as access to first-class study resources and employability support.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our programmes are excellent preparation for careers in practice, research and policy in the areas of international and rural development, agricultural economics, and marketing within the food chain.

Engagement with a wide variety of visiting speakers and field trips provides many opportunities for networking. In addition, competitive internships, placements and research dissertations are opportunities to showcase your skills, undertake field research or link with organisations in the development sector.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,450per year

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

University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    121 57%

    37th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    39th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    66th

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