This Environment, Development and Politics at University of Birmingham is a very novel programme in its title, content and approach. Its novelty arises from:
- Attention to how power and politics affects environment and development.
- How power and politics affects decision-making from the local to the global.
- The range of environment and development issues and situations covered, from global climate change negotiations to community-based natural resource management.
- There is a wide range of optional modules to choose from, not only from within IDD and POLSIS, but from across the University.
- Students can undertake individual fieldwork for their dissertations in an area and on a topic of their choice, subject to agreement with their supervisor. This provides a great opportunity to investigate an issue of interest, gain field experience and create networks essential for career development.
By the end of your study you will gain:
- An in-depth understanding of competing development theories and approaches and the ability to critically evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.
- An appreciation of and ability to use approaches to investigating and responding to linkages between the environment and development
- An in-depth understanding of contemporary themes and analytical approaches to understanding global environmental politics
- Writing skills to produce well-structured and coherent essays and reports, making good use of references.
- Oral presentation skills.
- Ability to access material from different sources including policy documents and other publications from governments and international organisations, documents from the internet, and from books and academic journals.
- The capacity to interpret and make use of material from the above sources.
The knowledge and skills gained in the programme will equip graduates for jobs in international, national and local government and non-governmental organizations, think tanks and consultancies.
More informationVisit official programme website
- International Development
- Global Environmental Governance
- Environment and Sustainable Development
- The Politics of Global Climate Change
- Development Projects and Programmes
- Development Politics
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesInternational Development Environmental Management Political Science View 314 other Masters in International Development in United Kingdom
- An upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field (the equivalent US Grade Point Average is 3.2) or
- A lower second-class Honours degree from an approved university with excellent work experience.
- Adequate capacity in written and spoken English. Find out more about international entry requirements.
- Degrees from all disciplines are considered and a candidate's work experience can also be taken into consideration.
International18450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- EU/EEA: £4,625 Part Time fee
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