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Environment and Development with Integrated International Fieldwork MSc

Overview

Sustainable economic development and environmental management are two key challenges facing the world today, on our Envrionment and Development with Integrated Fieldwork MSc 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.

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.

Course highlights

  • You have a large degree of flexibility – choose the modules you take and develop your degree in line with your interests and ambitions.
  • Carry out a wide range of fieldwork in the UK and overseas, from East Yorkshire to our flagship trip to Tanzania.
  • Learn from experts in the field – our teaching draws on specialist knowledge from practitioner and research communities covering both the natural and social sciences.
  • Attend the excellent research seminar series run by the School of Earth and Environment, School of Politics and International Studies, plus those organised in Leeds’ Biology and Geography departments.

Fieldwork

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.

  • In the first semester, you will visit East Yorkshire for 2 days. Learn about issues affecting sustainable economic development and environmental management in a developed world context.
  • In the second semester, you'll visit Tanzania where you'll gain first-hand practical experience and apply classroom-based learning in a developing country context.
  • Choose to carry-out fieldwork as part of your final dissertation.

Course content

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.

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

Modules

Compulsory modules

  • Research Methods
  • Research Project
  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Environmental Policy and Governance
  • Critical Perspectives in Environment and Development
  • Environment & Development International Field Course

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Environment and Development with Integrated International Fieldwork MSc Full Time in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

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 will 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.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a variety of ways including both written and oral assignments and exams.

Applying, fees and funding

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks)

How to apply

APPLY (FULL TIME) 

APPLY (PART TIME) 

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students.

Fees

Please see our website for fees.

Read more about paying fees and charges.

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Scholarships are available.

Career opportunities

We typically find that graduates assume, or continue careers, in sustainability, environmental management or development practice. Our alumni work in the research, public and private sectors and within local, national and international institutions.

Our graduates have secured positions including:

  • Global Ambassador, Raleigh International
  • Environmental Advisor, London Mining PLC , Sierra Leone
  • Advisor on Agricultural Pollution, Natural England
  • Global Programme Manager, Renewable World
  • Sustainability Consultant - BREEAM, EDCM Consulting
  • Senior Research Officer, Climate Change Third World Network
  • Field Environment Advisor, Tullow Oil Kenya

Visit the Environment and Development with Integrated International Fieldwork MSc page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

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