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Contemporary concerns with environment and development require a combination of biological and social anthropological approaches to examine the ecology of resource use in developing societies. This MSc evaluates the environmental implications and outcomes of these activities in terms of human subsistence and welfare via a systematic, theoretical and methodological training. What and how will I learn? The programme offers a broad based anthropological approach to environment and development issues. It focuses on the implications of changing environment for production systems and human welfare, on sustainable use of natural resources in developing countries, and on environmental and welfare impacts of changing patterns of resource use with development. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of three core courses (60 credits), two optional courses (30 credits) and a research dissertation (90 credits). Core Modules Resource Use and Impacts Postgraduate Research Methods Personal and Professional Development programme (not credit bearing) Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words. Options The Ecology of Human Groups Population and Development Specialist Options Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukanthropologydegree_programmesaed.htm The programme is delivered through lectures, seminars, group presentations, tutorials, laboratory and practical work, interactive teamwork, video, and film and web based courses. It includes a non-examined weekly seminar series with both internal and invited speakers. Assessment is through essays, seen and unseen examinations, and the research dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL Anthropology Department was the first in the UK to integrate biological and social anthropology with material culture into a broad-based conception of the discipline. It is one of the largest anthropology departments in the UK in terms of both staff and research student numbers, offering an exceptional breadth of expertise. Our excellent results in the 2001 and 2008 Research Assessment Exercises show that we are the top broad-based anthropology department in the UK. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the wider anthropological community in London and the department's strong links with European universities and international institutions. Your future career First destinations of recent graduates include: Wildlife Conservation Trust: Course Administrator Frontier Environmental: Overseas Operations Manager BPD: Research Assistant UCL: Mphil PhD Anthropology Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply Applications should be received by 30 June in any given year. Late applications will be considered, but students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme is suitable for students who wish to gain a training and qualification integrating natural and social science approaches to environment and development as a foundation for higher research and professional work, and for graduates from other fields or careers wishing to supplement their existing knowledge and experience. Funding There are 3 x ?1,000 bursaries for all anthropology Masters programmes. All those who have submitted an application by 30 June for the year of entry will automatically be considered and no additional application form is necessary. RAE Rating Anthropology 60% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) http:www.ucl.ac.ukgradprospectusanthropology
Contemporary concerns with environment and development require a combination of biological and social anthropological approaches to examine the ecology of resource use in developing societies. This MSc evaluates the environmental implications and outcomes of these activities in terms of human subsistence and welfare via a systematic, theoretical and methodological training. What and how will I learn? The programme offers a broad based anthropological approach to environment and development...