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The Environment, Science and Society MSc is an innovative, Interdisciplinary programme which offers the opportunity to explore the way scientific, political and cultural practices shape our understanding of the society-environmental relationship, and introduces current thinking on, and methods for, understanding the challenges that environmental change presents for experts, institutions and individuals. What and how will I learn? The programme explores the theories and concepts that underpin social science research, alongside the different discourses at the centre of environmental politics. Students develop an understanding of the changing context, process and politics of environmental decision-making and of the connections between theory, research and policy in debates about environmental change. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme offers two routes: standard and research. Standard: Four core courses (60 credits), four options (60 credits) and a research project (60 credits). Research: Five core courses (75 credits), three options (45 credits) and a research project (60 credits). Core Modules: Thinking Space Environmental Management: Critical Perspectives Sustainable Development, Environmental Governance, & Institutional Reform Environmental Knowledges Social Science Methods and Transferable Skills Training I RESEARCH ROUTE ONLY: Social Science Methods and Transferable Skills Training II Dissertationreport All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000-15,000 words. Options OPTIONS MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Politics of Climate Change Sustainable Consumption and Everday Life Natural Hazards, Social Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Management Marine Conservation Changing Landscapes Consuming Modernities Environmental GIS Globalisation and Security Scales of Inequality Other options within the Department may also be available The most up to date details are available on the course website: http:www.geog.ucl.ac.ukprospstudentspgmscess The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, presentations, discussions, workshops, practical classes and field trips. Assessment is through coursework and the research dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The Environment, Science and Society MSc programme is run by UCL Geography, which enjoys an outstanding international reputation for its research and teaching. The programme is taught within newly refurbished accommodation, with dedicated seminar rooms, computer facilities, laboratories and common rooms. The Geography Department is closely associated with the UCL Environment Institute, enabling inter-disciplinary links and contact with key national figures in environmental policy debates. The department hosts the Thames Estuary Partnership, a Non Governmental Organisation who work to bring together stakeholders concerned about the habitat and biodiversity in the tidal Thames. Your future career The programme is fundamentally academic in character rather than vocational, but many of our graduates have gone on to work for governments, environmental National Government Organisations and consultancies, multilateral bodies, the media and think-tanks often in policy, research or communication roles. The MSc also provides an excellent foundation for PhD research and is recognised as a research training route by the ESRC. Entry Requirements Normally 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 We accept applications until September, but applicants who require a student visa should submit the programme application form before 31 July. 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. Wh
The Environment, Science and Society MSc is an innovative, Interdisciplinary programme which offers the opportunity to explore the way scientific, political and cultural practices shape our understanding of the society-environmental relationship, and introduces current thinking on, and methods for, understanding the challenges that environmental change presents for experts, institutions and individuals. What and how will I learn? The programme explores the theories and concepts that underp...