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22840 GBP/year
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About

The Environment, Politics and Development programme from SOAS University of London takes a critical political ecology frame and examines environmental policy and its intersections with development from a social justice angle. 

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Overview

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.

Employment

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)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22840 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22840 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    13360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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