Sustainable economic development and environmental management are two key challenges facing the world today.
You will be provided with high-quality interdisciplinary training to help you understand the many perspectives on these issues. This Masters is led by the Sustainability Research Institute and brings together a wide range of academic expertise from the School of Earth and Environment, the School of Politics and International Studies, and from the practitioner community.
A key part of your learning will be based around an international field course to Tanzania, where you will gain first-hand practical experience and apply classroom-based learning in a developing country context.
Investigate the issues associated with achieving development that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable and contribute towards achieving solutions in this topical, fast-growing field.
And gain the knowledge, skills and practical experience, employers require to focus on the issues where the need for sustainable economic development and environmental conservation meet.
The course is ideal if you would like to develop or continue a career in environment and/or development practice, policy, training or research, and/or if you are thinking of working in an international capacity. The Masters will prepare you for work in both the public and private sectors, and within local, national and international institutions. Alternatively, you could pursue a research career or go on to a PhD.
Fieldwork forms an integral part of the course, which develops your on-the-ground understanding of how the tools and skills you learn in lectures can be applied.
When completed on a full-time basis, this 12 month Masters is split into 3 semesters. In the first 2 semesters you will take lectures and seminars, followed by approximately 4 months of individual work leading to the submission of a dissertation in late August
When completed on a part-time basis, the course runs for 24 months, with each year split into 3 semesters. You will take 2 modules in each semester, followed by individual work leading to the submission of a dissertation in semester 3 of your final year.
You will learn through a variety of teaching methods to help you develop both generic and subject-specific skills.
This includes lectures, practical workshops, field trips (UK and overseas), computer lab sessions, research seminars and project work (individual and groupwork).
Practical exercises focus around real-world scenarios and case studies to produce optimal solutions including familiarisation with state-of-the-art technical approaches, software and the regulatory regimes that companies and public sector organisations operate within.
The research-intensive environment of the School ensures that course material is both up-to-date and research led.
You'll also learn the scientific and rational principles lying behind the practical approaches used in the world outside academia, so that your skills keep pace with changes in technology or the regulatory environment.
The School of Earth and Environment’s £23m building gives you access to world-class research, teaching and facilities.
You will be assessed through a variety of ways including both written and oral assignments and exams.
We have successful and productive links with many partners with different perspectives on sustainability, environment and development.
You will come in contact with our network of partners throughout the course. For example, during the field courses in East Yorkshire and Tanzania there are opportunities to network with organisations such as the Tanzanian National Institute of Medical Research, East Usambara Tea Company, WWF-Tanzania, The Wildlife Trusts and Associated British Ports.
In addition, staff members in the Sustainability Research Institute, Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Studies and the School of Politics and International Studies maintain their own network of contacts and your dissertation project provides you with an opportunity to build on these links.
The HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme (ICAP) was launched in March 2015 and streamlines the previous training programmes (making best use of money for improved patient benefit) into one programme which contains five schemes at different levels, plus a mentorship scheme:
The HEE Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme is intended to support practitioners who wish to apply for an NIHR award (MRes, Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship, Clinical Lectureship or Senior Clinical Lectureship (see http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/training-programmes.htm) or to provide an opportunity for applicants (with an MRes or Doctorate qualification) to work in a research group (as a normal member or principal investigator) that submits an application for an external research funding award.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) offers competitive research training awards to healthcare practitioners who wish to develop their research skills and carry out research for the benefit of patient care. NIHR have a number of training awards, which are intended to increase research capacity in the NHS to improve health and healthcare, by developing practitioners with the potential and aspiration to become leading clinical academics and independent researchers of the future.