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25 January 2018
This programme highlights the social, political and cultural implications of environmental science and technology. You will learn to assess scientific and technological innovations as potential solutions to environmental issues. It trains professionals, decision-makers and students in the social implications of environmental issues, particularly in relation to technologies as potential solutions. It focuses on responsible innovation.
Why this programme
This programme addresses the wider social and political dimensions behind our scientific and technological choices concerning the environment, using a global approach.
We provide interdisciplinary teaching, combining solutions from science and engineering with the sensitivities of sociology, history, ethics and politics.
This is the first UK degree addressing the wider social and political dimensions behind our scientific and technological choices for the environment. The School of Interdisciplinary Studies is one of the UK’s foremost centres of expertise in interdisciplinary environmental teaching and research.
The programme provides you with the tools to understand how the environment is appreciated by humanity. You will analyse how our technological choices can positively influence approaches to the problem of climate change.
Our programme has an applied focus, and features a series of guest speakers from relevant fields.
You will take four core and two optional courses, and complete a dissertation. Teaching is through a combination of methods including lectures, seminars, case studies and a programme of guest speakers.
Environment, technology and society
Environmental ethics and behavioural change
Environmental politics and society.
Optional courses may include
Advanced research methods
Climate change: impacts on ecology
Critical perspectives on knowledge and power
Critical thinking and communication
Reading the environment: modern and contemporary nature writing
Tourism, sustainability and climate change
Writing the environment: old and new world romanticisms.
As a graduate you will be able to pursue careers in technology assessment, environmental management and policy making and analysis with government agencies, environmental consultancies, and private companies. The degree also aims to empower active citizens by providing the skills and understanding to underpin successful environmental campaigns. It is also an excellent first step toward a PhD in topics related to the wider implications of our environmental and societal choices.