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Environmental Humanities

University of Plymouth

12 months
15700 GBP/year
8300 GBP/year
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What can the arts, humanities and social sciences do to cultivate a deeper understanding of relationships between society, culture and the environment?  This MA Environmental Humanities programme at University of Plymouth brings multiple disciplinary perspectives into dialogue with the ecological sciences, conservation and environmental thought.

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Drawing on wide-ranging and world-leading staff expertise, this interdisciplinary MA Environmental Humanities programme at University of Plymouth  will enable you to build key skills in communication, research and critical and creative thinking invaluable for building more environmentally responsible societies of the future.

Key Features:

  • Develop your environmental interests through humanities-based perspectives.
  • Design your own interdisciplinary pathway by choosing from a range of modules in English, History, Anthropology, Sociology and Education. 
  • Work with world-leading experts in a range of different disciplines.
  • Study at a university with strong environmental credentials; Plymouth is home to the Marine Institute and the Sustainable Earth Institute, which connect the environmental sciences to the arts and humanities through a range of exciting collaborations and events.
  • Benefit from University connections with a range of local and national organisations, such as the National Trust, Devon Wildlife Trust, the Marine Biological Association, National Marine Aquarium and The Box.
  • Make the most of the local area for both curricular and extra-curricular activities, with easy access to Dartmoor, as well as miles of beautiful coastline, numerous Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty nearby and the UK’s first National Marine Park in Plymouth Sound.

Careers with this subject:

The challenges of building a greener society have risen to the top of political, social and cultural agendas. This MA programme will enable students to gain interdisciplinary knowledge and skills crucial to this growth area. The MA in Environmental Humanities opens up a wide range career opportunities for graduates in areas such as

  • social-environmental research and education
    • ‘green’ cultural and creative industries such as film, TV, art and creative writing and other media
    • environmental journalism and communication
    • eco-tourism
    • private companies with a sustainability agenda
    • conservation and environmental non-governmental organisations
    • local, national and international governmental agencies concerned with conservation, climate change, and sustainable development.

    To help you build your experience and skills portfolio, the MA also has the capacity to facilitate work-based projects and internships with partner organisations such as the National Trust.

    Programme Structure


    • Research Methods & Debates in the Environmental Humanities

    • Dissertation

    Optional modules:

    • Coastal Cultures: Environmental and Maritime Anthropology

    • Natural Knowledge and Narrative Knowing: Literatures of nature in North America

    • Filth and the Victorians

    • The Experience of Outdoor Learning

    • Alternatives in Education and Society

    • Learning for Sustainability and Global Citizenship

    • Media, Culture and the Environment

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    More details

    Most of our taught programmes begin in September. Applications can usually be made throughout the year, and are considered until programmes are full. 


    180 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    Upper Second Class

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • A good degree (normally a 2.1 or above) in any discipline. Outstanding candidates without a degree but with relevant professional qualifications or experience are also welcome to apply. 

    • Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      15700 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 15700 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • National

      8300 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 8300 GBP per year during 12 months.

    Part time (Home) - £450 per 10 credits.

    Living costs for Plymouth

    731 - 1387 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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