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Environment and Development

Course Description

The need for sustainable development is a global concern. This scheme aims to prepare you to address the challenges faced in safeguarding the planet’s ecosystems while improving the environments of impoverished communities. You can take either the MA or MSc, depending on your choice of dissertation. The scheme has a broad choice of optional modules, combined with the specialisation of the dissertation project, which includes the option of overseas fieldwork. This programme provides the ideal education for anyone interested in a career that will address environment and development issues, in the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors.

Modules on offer include:
• Behaviour of Pollutants in the Environment
• Conservation Biology
• Data Analysis and Interpretation
• Ecology, Conservation and Culture
• Globalisation and Democratisation
• Habitat Management
• Sustainable Soil Management
• Wildlife Population Ecology

Other modules available can be found on our website.

Our upcoming Open Days will take place on:
Saturday 8th April 2017
Saturday 15th July 2017
You can find out more and register at: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/masters/open-days/

We also have a Virtual Open Day on Friday 17th March. For further information and to register please go to: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/masters/open-days/

Visit the Environment and Development page on the Lancaster University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Lancaster Environment Centre Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Eligible Scheme(s): All LEC Taught Masters degrees

Value of Scholarship(s)

Several scholarships worth up to £1500 (UK & EU applicants) and up to £10,000 (Overseas applicants)


Who can apply: These are open to UK, EU and Overseas applicants

Application Procedure

For further information on how to apply please see website below:

Further Information



Peter John Vincent Geography Prize Bursaries - Single Award

These bursaries are allocated to applicants with the highest overall mark in their undergraduate Geography degree. You should have a place on any Graduate School Masters degree in order to receive this.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Current undergraduate students of Geography at Lancaster Environment Centre are invited to apply for this Masters scholarship of £1,500.

Application Procedure

To be considered for the above award, you should already have an offer of a place on a relevant Masters degree, and should email the LEC PG Officewith a short supporting statement, including your name, applicant ID and reasons why you should be considered for funding (max 250 words).
We want you to focus on how you would benefit from the course, not on financial hardship. Funding will be allocated on the criteria of academic excellence (for example 1st class/high 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent), academic performance, publication of dissertation, and relevant work or voluntary experience. We are unable to make decisions based purely on financial grounds, and we are unable to consider applications from current Graduate School Masters students.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. We can also consider applicants with a lower second class (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).

Last Updated

13 July 2017

Course Fees

£8,000 per year (UK/EU), £18,900 per year (Overseas)

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