M.Sc. On Campus

Anthropology, Environment and Development

12 months
26600 GBP/year
12900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Anthropology, Environment and Development MSc programme offered at the University College London (UCL) integrates natural and social science approaches to address issues of sustainability and resilience in the Anthropocene.


This Anthropology, Environment and Development MSc programme offered at the University College London (UCL) serves as a foundation for higher level research and professional work, offering a rare opportunity to learn in an interdisciplinary setting with staff who collaborate with outside organisations while also pursuing independent research.

Drawing on staff expertise in human ecology, social anthropology, medical anthropology and demography, the MSc equips graduates with an interdisciplinary perspective on topics relating to global environmental change, sustainable resource use, and development, in both rural and urban contexts. 

Through a supervised field project and dissertation, students gain demonstrable skills in research design, and qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.


Graduates of this programme have gone on to a wide range of relevant careers in research, teaching, consultancy, policy and advocacy work in universities, governmental bodies, national and international NGOs and international research organisations. A number of our graduates have chosen to pursue PhD studies with AED MSc staff as well.


The MSc integrates natural and social science approaches to answer real-world research problems, culminating in a fieldwork project that develops students’ skills in research design, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, and academic writing. 

The interdisciplinary perspective and research experience are an ideal foundation for future work with governmental or non-governmental organisations, or as a step towards PhD research.

Other skills acquired include presentation and IT, project management, team building and leadership, fundraising and critical analysis and evaluation. Many students carry out their work in conjunction with an NGO, with some going on to work for their host organisation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Resource Use and Impacts
  • Anthropological Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • The Ecology of Human Groups
  • Anthropological demography, population & development
  • Anthropology of Development
  • Biosocial Anthropology, Health and Environment
  • Social Construction of the Landscape
  • Anthropology of the Built Environment

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £6,450
  • International: £13,300

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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