The Environmental Change and Management course at the University of Oxford aims seeks to produce environmental leaders who are interdisciplinary and analytical in their approach to environmental issues, and competent and aware decision makers.
This course has three overarching aims, to:
- examine the nature, causes and impacts of major types of environmental change. How do these changes operate and interact on global, regional and local scales? How do they relate to critical social and ecological systems?
- examine the economic, legal, cultural, and ethical underpinnings of environmental responsibility and systemic solutions, including mitigation, adaptation, remediation, enhanced resource stewardship and other sustainable responses to environmental change at different scales and within different organisational contexts
- empower environmental leaders to address the world’s most pressing environmental problems through an understanding of and training in the key analytical and practical skills, and in a broad appreciation of earth systems and societies in relation to environmental change.
An independent and original dissertation is an integral component of the course. In order to equip you with the necessary skills to undertake high quality research, a suite of training activities are offered to develop key transferable skills in order for you to be able to execute high quality independent and original research, and expose you to applied research methods used widely in academic and professional research.
The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the School of Geography and the Environment and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the School of Geography and the Environment.
- Fieldwork and external visits are an important part of the teaching programme and currently include coastal and marine environmental change sites, local woodlands, Lake District National Park, the Centre for Alternative Technology (renewable energy and sustainability technologies) and a visit to the European Parliament.
- 12 months
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DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management Sustainable Development Environmental Economics & Policy View 288 other Masters in Sustainable Development in United Kingdom
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- Official transcript(s)
- Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 1,000 words
- Written work: Either one essay of a maximum of 4,000 words or two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
- References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, generally academic
International29100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29100 GBP per year during 12 months.
National21570 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21570 GBP per year during 12 months.
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