It is taught and convened by leading political ecologists and offers a critical analysis of key issues including water, forestry, climate, fisheries, agricultural production, biodiversity, conflicts and energy supply.
The masters asks important questions including:
- How does the environment intersect with global poverty, wealth and questions of inequality?
- Can Carbon trading offer a solution to managing climate change?
- How does access to water intersect with dynamics of wealth and poverty?
- Is wildlife conservation implicated in social injustices?
- What role can and do environmental movements play in development?
- Is there a link between environmental change and violent conflict?
- What is the political ecology of forests?
The Environment, Politics and Development programme from SOAS University of London emphasis on transferable analytical skills has been of great benefit to the many graduates who have returned to, or taken up, professional careers in development in international organisations, government agencies and non-government organisations. Students also benefit from the wide range of modules on offer, both within the Department and across the School, allowing them to create individualised interdisciplinary programmes.
A degree from the Department of Development Studies at SOAS will further develop your understanding of the world and how society is organised, with specific focus on violence and conflict, the role of aid, refugees and forced migration. Graduates leave with a range of transferable skills, including critical thinking, analytical skills and cultural awareness.
Recent Department of Development Studies graduates have been hired by:
- Amnesty International
- BBC World Service
- British Embassy Brussels
- Department for International Development
- Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
- Embassy of Japan
- Government of Pakistan
- Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office
- International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
- International Labour Organization (ILO)
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- Political Ecology of Development
- Theory, policy and practice of development
- Political Economy of Development
- Political economy of violence, conflict and development
- Law and Natural Resources
- Agrarian Development, Food Policy and Rural Poverty
- Aid and Development
- Borders and Development
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesInternational Development Sustainable Development Political Science View 274 other Masters in Sustainable Development in United Kingdom
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We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.
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International22840 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22840 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National13360 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13360 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Part Time 2 Years:
- UK: £6,680/year
- Overseas: £11,420/year
Part Time 3 Years:
- UK: £4,450/year
- Overseas: £7,610/year
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.