Environment and Development (Overseas Placement), Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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The need for sustainable development is a global concern. This scheme aims to prepare you to address the challenges faced in safeguarding the planet’s ecosystems while improving the environments of impoverished communities.


The need for sustainable development is a global concern. This scheme aims to prepare you to address the challenges faced in safeguarding the planet’s ecosystems while improving the environments of impoverished communities. You can take either the MA or MSc, depending on your choice of dissertation.

The scheme has a broad choice of optional modules, combined with the specialisation of the dissertation project, which includes the option of overseas fieldwork.

This programme provides the ideal education for anyone interested in a career that will address environment and development issues, in the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors.

Programme Structure

Course Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.


  • Perspectives on Environment and Development
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Dissertation Project


  • Sustainable Systems
  • Behaviour of Pollutants in the Environment
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis for Trace Organics
  • Global Change and the Earth System
  • Data Analysis and Programming Skills
  • Geological Hazards
  • Contaminated Land and Remediation
  • Chemical Risk Assessment
  • Pollution Microbiology
  • Modelling Environmental Processes
  • Catchment Protection (field course)
  • Groundwater Resources and Protection
  • Data assimilation and integration
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Sustainable Soil Management
  • Habitat Management
  • Using the National Vegetation Classification
  • Toxicological Mechanisms and Measurements
  • Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change
  • Geoinformatics
  • Wildlife Monitoring Techniques
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • The Rights of Peoples
  • Environmental Law
  • Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
  • Globalisation: Its Meanings, Causes and Consequences
  • Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • Environment and Culture
  • Ecology, conservation and culture
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Environmental Management
  • Conservation Biology
  • Climate Change and Society

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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Academic Requirements

  • Upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. We can also consider applicants with a lower second class (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).
  • IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent

Student Visa

Students from United States of America need a visa in order to study in the United Kingdom.
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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 18100 International
  • GBP 7390 EU/EEA

Part Time (per year):UK/EU:£3,695


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