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Environment, Politics and Development MSc

Please note the course details apply to 2022 entry. The fee information reflects 2023/24 entry. Please check back for updated course information pertaining to 2023 entry, as further information will be published shortly.

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Our Environment, Politics and Development MSc provides an advanced theoretical understanding of the relationship between development problems and environmental issues. You will explore these relationships from the perspectives of political ecology, development geography and environmental governance. To illustrate these relationships, we use relevant case studies drawn from across the globe.

Key benefits

  • Learn and interact with academic staff that have first-hand experience of development problems and environmental issues in contexts from around the globe.
  • Appreciate critically the distinct disciplinary approaches to a dynamic and contested body of knowledge on development, politics and the environment.
  • Develop awareness of contemporary development issues, problems and policies through engagement with development theory.
  • Enhance your understanding and problem-solving abilities at the interface of environment and development by applying theoretical and practical knowledge from political theory, political ecology and an environmental justice lens.
  • Gain critical analytical skills to uncover reciprocal relationships between changing natural environments and dynamic livelihood strategies, or the nature of power, difference and inequality within economic, social, physical and cultural environments.
  • Develop interdisciplinary understanding of the ways in which the human and physical world is revealed through representations of space, place and landscape.
  • Access opportunities to carry out original fieldwork either in the UK or overseas for your dissertation.
  • Take part in excellent tutorial support, extensive module specific interactive teaching and regular classroom discussions.

I find many attractive things about King’s particularly the huge community of talented global students from whom I have gained invaluable insight into their rich cultural and built lifelong relationships. Kings facilities such as the academic libraries IT services and extensive dedicated student support services are world class!

George, Environment, Politics and Development MSc

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Employability

On completion of the Environment, Politics and Development MSc programme you will have attained a range of knowledge and skills appropriate to careers in research, management and consultancy in organisations engaged in the environment and development field in developing countries, as well as generic skills opening the way to more general employment opportunities for M-level graduates.  

Many of our graduates have gone on to undertake further graduate study and work as research assistants for international development agencies. There are also good career opportunities with government agencies, international and national non-governmental organisations and academic research institutes.

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Employability

On completion of the Environment, Politics and Development MSc programme you will have attained a range of knowledge and skills appropriate to careers in research, management and consultancy in organisations engaged in the environment and development field in developing countries, as well as generic skills opening the way to more general employment opportunities for M-level graduates.  

Many of our graduates have gone on to undertake further graduate study and work as research assistants for international development agencies. There are also good career opportunities with government agencies, international and national non-governmental organisations and academic research institutes.

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