M.Sc. On Campus

Environment, Politics and Society

University College London (UCL)

12 months
25800 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Environment, Politics and Society MSc programme from University College London (UCL) explores the way scientific, political and cultural practices shape our understanding of the relationship between society and the environment. 


The Environment, Politics and Society at University College London (UCL) is an academic rather than vocational programme with most students pursuing further education or careers in international organisations, the public sector, NGOs or charities.

The programme explores the social, economic, cultural and political processes through which expert and lay knowledges of environmental and political changes is acquired, communicated and incorporated in decision-making. 

It equips students with a range of social science methods and personal transferable skills which are essential for social and environmental politics, practices and policy.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, presentations, discussions, workshops, practical classes and field trips. Dissertation seminars provide opportunities to meet previous MSc students to discuss their dissertations and subsequent career. Assessment is through coursework and the research dissertation.


The first cohort of students on the Environment, Politics and Society MSc graduate in 2017. The programme is fundamentally academic in character rather than vocational and we anticipate careers destinations to be broadly similar to the Environment, Science and Society programme which preceded it. 

Graduates of Environment, Science and Society have gone on to work for governments, environmental non-governmental organisations and consultancies, multi-lateral bodies, the media and think tanks, often in policy, research or communication roles. The MSc also provides an excellent foundation for PhD research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Geo-politics
  • Environmental Knowledges
  • Environment, Politics and Practice
  • Social Science Methodologies (qualitative methods)
  • Research route only: Social Science Methodologies (quantitative methods)
  • Changing Landscapes - Nature Conservation
  • Changing Landscapes - Nature, Culture and Politics
  • Conservation and Environment Management
  • Geographies of Material Culture
  • Marine Conservation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally 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

    25800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £6,250
  • International: £12,900

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.


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