Environment, Development and Policy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #147 (WUR) ,
This MA highlights a range of environmental and developmental challenges surrounding sustainability. You’ll gain an understanding of how policy has sought to address them.

About

You are exposed to a range of tools for understanding how knowledge, institutions, social relations and power affect these issues. This allows you to develop a deep understanding of the relationship between environment, development and political policy.

Key facts

  • Development Studies at Sussex is ranked 2nd in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.
  • Global Studies is a unique interdisciplinary school, with a vibrant mix of students and practitioners from around the world working on cutting-edge research.
  • Our campus is also home to an active student body, hosting frequent debates, lectures, films and social events covering global and political issues.

Careers

Our graduates go on to work in national and international development agencies within and beyond government, as well as in NGOs and community organisations.

Recent graduates have gone on to work at:

  • the UNDP
  • the Centre for Science and the Environment, India
  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • International Organization for Migration
  • a range of NGOs in Brazil, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mexico and Vietnam.

Programme Structure

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

  • Political Economy of the Environment
  • Research Methods and Professional Skills (Int Dev)
  • Theories of Development and Underdevelopment

Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

  • Activism for Development and Social Justice
  • Anthropology of Reconciliation and Reconstruction
  • Anthropology of Childhood
  • Climate Change and Energy Policy
  • Critical Debates in Environment and Development
  • Medical Anthropology: Cultural Understandings of Health and Healing
  • Dissertation (EDP)
  • Dissertation with Placement (Global Studies)
  • Environment, Resources, Security
  • Fair Trade, Ethical Business & New Moral Economies
  • Knowledge, Power and Resistance
  • Livelihoods, Inequalities and Rural Change
  • Migration, Inequality and Social Change
  • Postcolonial Africa: Politics and Society
  • Poverty, Vulnerability and the Global Economy
  • Refugees, Displacement and Humanitarian Responses
  • Transnationalism, Diaspora and Migrants' Lives

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in the social or natural sciences. Applicants with other degrees or relevant practical work experience will also be considered.


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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
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