The Environment, Politics and Globalisation MA/MSc is an interdisciplinary course offering a unique combination of theoretical and relevant policy subjects to give you in-depth knowledge and critical awareness of the politics and geographies shaping environments, both now and in the past. You will examine local case studies as well as global environmental issues, politics and policies from a variety of perspectives to gain a textured understanding of this contested and vital area of study.

Key benefits

  • You will study a unique combination of theoretical and policy-relevant modules.
  • Excellent tutorial support, extensive programme-specific interactive teaching and regular classroom discussions.
  • You will develop skills in the appropriate use and application of quantitative and qualitative methods.

Study Details:

MA/MSc One year FT, two years PT

Module Details:

Required Modules
  • Dissertation in Environment, Politics and Globalisation (60 credits)
  • Practising Social Research (20 credits)
  • Globalisation and the Environment (40 credits)
Additional required modules for the MSc Pathway
  • Advanced Quantitative and Spatial Methods in Human Geography (20 credits)
  • Globalisation And The Environment
  • Practising Social Research
Optional Modules
You will take an additional 40 credits from a wide range of optional modules that may typically include:
  • Environmental Internship (20 credits)
  • Environmental Actors and Politics (20 credits)
  • Disasters and Development (20 credits)
  • Critical Geographies of Terrorism (20 credits)
  • Environmental Science and Policymaking (20 credits)
  • Community, Vulnerability and Disaster Risk (20 credits) (Prerequisite: Disasters and Development either through taking the module fully or through auditing)
  • Tourism, Conservation and the Environment (20 credits)
  • Climate Change and Culture (20 credits)
  • The Right to the City (20 credits)
  • Climate: Science and History (20 credits)
  • Geopolitics, Power and Place (20 credits)
  • A Practical and Theoretical Evaluation of Sustainable Development (20 credits)
  • Political Ecology, Environment & Brazil (20 credits)
You will then study further modules to bring your total up to 180-190 credits for the degree, and you will choose from the following:
  • Any of the modules listed above
  • Any Level 7 (master’s) modules offered in the Department of Geography
  • Any Level 7 (master’s) modules offered in:
  • The India Institute on the MA Modern India
  • The China Institute on the MSc China & Globalisation and MSc Governance in Contemporary China
  • The Brazil Institute on the MA Brazil in Global Perspective

Student Destinations

Students on this programme have gone on to: undertake further graduate study as research students; work as research assistants for international consultancies, charities and government agencies; occupy senior management positions; teaching; journalism.


Full time UK fees: £9,450 p.a. (2017/18); Full time overseas fees: £18,420 p.a. (2017/18); Part time UK fees: £4,725 p.a. (2017/18); Part time overseas fees: £9,210 p.a. (2017/18)*

Entry Requirements

General entry advice

2:1 undergraduate degree (or international equivalent, e.g. GPA of 3.3 from a US University).

Candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have professional or voluntary experience will also be considered. Mature candidates will be considered favourably.

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