To provide an advanced understanding of the relationship between development problems and environmental issues. This is of particular interest to those who have completed an undergraduate programme of study in related subjects and wish to gain an advanced understanding before proceeding either into further graduate study or employment in the NGO, state or private sector. It is also geared to those who have had experience working in these fields who now wish to gain an appropriate qualification before resuming their career.
This programme is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the relationship between development problems and environmental issues, grounded in differing regional contexts. This will involve the critical appraisal of paradigms generated in the North from the viewpoint of the South, as well as the detailed study of paradigms emerging in the South. The programme provides a framework for the understanding of environmental issues and development problems in Asia, Africa and Latin America and provides relevant regional case studies to exemplify the problems raised.
Professor Frances Cleaver
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Students on this programme have gone on to: undertake further graduate study as research students; work as research assistants for international development agencies; fundraisers for the VSO; Government agencies in North and Soth; Teaching and Lectureships.
Year of entry 2013