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Global Environmental Politics and Policy

12 months
Duration
16380 GBP/year
9030 GBP/year
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About

This interdisciplinary Master's programme in Global Environmental Politics and Policy at Birkbeck, University of London in environment and politics combines critical social theory and detailed empirical analyses to explore contemporary global environmental politics and policy.

Overview

The Global Environmental Politics and Policy programme at Birkbeck, University of London draws together the research and teaching expertise of our Department of Politics and Department of Geography to deliver an ambitious curriculum, addressing conceptual and practical issues of climate change, resources, global scarcity, violence, demographic change and environmental crisis, together with an in-depth examination of key areas in contemporary environmental policy. The cross-disciplinary content of the programme means you can choose from a wide variety of specialised option modules across the two departments.

Core modules explore the relationship between population, environment, economy and human values, as well as key areas of environmental policy and law, and introduce you to recent public policy, empirical data and case studies. You then choose option modules from a wide variety of topics, including climate change, gender, development, global governance, nationalism, population change, war and conflict, and public policy, and write a dissertation on the subject that interests you most.

You will develop the skills to engage with and analyse demographic and environmental change and to appreciate the tensions and contradictions they generate in the geopolitical realm, through the relationships between and across states and regions. You will learn about the principles, instruments and ethics of international environmental policy, governance and legislation, as well as acquiring detailed knowledge of environmental policies in relation to natural environment, water, waste, energy, low carbon, and resources on a local, national, regional and global scale.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in local government, policy-making, journalism, campaigning, or work with environmental NGOs and charities. Possible future roles could include social researcher, government research officer, and teacher. This degree is also useful in becoming a local government officer or applying to the Civil Service fast stream.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environment and Policy
  • Geopolitics, Population and Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Environmental Reporting and Management Systems
  • Gender and Development
  • Global Conflict, Security and Humanitarianism

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in the social sciences or humanities.
  • The application form 
  • Your personal details
  • Your qualifications
  • Your work experience
  • Your personal statement
  • Referees
  • Statistical information
  • English proficiency
  • On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16380 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9030 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time home students: £4515 pa
  • Part-time international students: £8190 pa

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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