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Environment, Development and International Studies

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We offer two distinct programmes at postgraduate level: one in Environmental Management, and the other in Global Development Management.

Our postgraduate qualifications in Environmental Management are for people who are interested in designing, managing and participating in more effective environmental management. Students are drawn from industry, commerce, local government, consultancies, non-governmental organisations and communities. They include people already involved in this area and those who wish to be, either personally or professionally. Whatever your background this programme will widen your knowledge of environmental management and develop your skills in making informed decisions about environmental issues, whether at work, in your community or at home. For details of qualifications and for information about standalone courses, see our Environmental Management page.

Our postgraduate qualifications in Global Development Management cover the creation and management of international development policies, strategies and interventions, involving multiple actors from government and non-governmental organisations, international and inter-governmental agencies, and public and private enterprises in a wide range of fields. For details of qualifications and for information about standalone courses, see our Global Development Management page.

Where to start in Environment, Development and International Studies

If you’re interested in either of the programmes described above, please visit the linked pages, to find out where to start on these programmes.

For standalone courses in either area, visit the programme pages and check the list of courses there. Do remember to check the entry requirements in the course description.

Taught Masters

  • Development Management
    This MSc offers the practical and conceptual skills needed for effectively managing projects and institutional change for development – in public, private, non-governmental and international contexts.
  • Environmental Management
    This MSc enables you to development the skills to become more effective, informed and creative in your approach to environmental management.

Courses in Environment, Development and International Studies

See the list of all our individual courses in Environment, Development and International Studies.

Research degrees

For information about postgraduate research degrees, visit the Research Degrees Prospectus.

Studying outside of UK and Europe?

If you live outside of the UK, Republic of Ireland and Europe, please visit our website for international students.

 

Spotlight on Environment, Development and International Studies

An interdisciplinary approach

Our postgraduate programme draws upon our teaching excellence in the social sciences, management and technology, and taps into our academics’ latest research in areas as diverse as economics, engineering and geography.

 

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