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Full time & Part time September MSc 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

About the course


The programme is designed to enable you to gain a deeper understanding of the tools available for environmental policy and regulation, and the diverse contexts within which they operate, and evaluate the impact of policies for the economy, society and the natural environment.

The need for greater environmental protection is becoming increasingly acknowledged in both the public and private sectors. There is also a need to explore how broad concerns lead to specific policies or plans, and what factors shape the performance of different regulatory instruments on the ground.

The MSc Environmental Policy and Regulation analyses the nature and efficacy of different approaches to environmental policy and regulation. It considers the influence of different forms of environmental policy and

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Entry Requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, preferably a social science. Will consider appropriate work experience in addition to a sound academic background

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Student Profile(s)

Alice Byers

The people in my programme are amazing, I have worked internationally for five years and never come across a group of such diverse, interesting and inspiring people. The programme is preparing me for a wide range of jobs in the public and/or private sector – it is focused, flexible and cutting edge.
I chose LSE because it is the only programme that combines the interrelated and interdependent areas of regulation, policy, and planning, which makes it the most effective and exciting programme for environmental governance. Living and studying in London is wonderful and exciting; it is an education in itself. The LSE campus is located perfectly for taking advantage of everything the city has to offer, and LSE provides excellent support services for making my experience here smooth and successful.

Studying with such a great group of people, and benefiting from the high quality of our lectures and tutors has made my world bigger and more interesting. It has made me aware of job opportunities and career paths that I would never have discovered otherwise, and given me the skills to take advantage of them. It has afforded me with the opportunity to attend lectures by world leaders in a variety of fields, and put me in touch with people who can help me achieve my academic and professional goals.

Rhonda de Freitas

I chose LSE's MSc in EPPR for two reasons:
From an academic background in the natural sciences, I went into a working environment where I dealt with policy issues but had no practical means of adapting my 'technical' knowledge to issues of corporate, national or international policy and governance. The format of the MSc programme seemed to have the right blend of theoretical and practical knowledge that would equip me to deal with 'real world' issues.
The success or failure of many environmental policies hinge on how those policies will impact trade, development and national economies. With the ability of many multi-national companies to influence the adoption of international policies by national governments, I felt it essential to gain a fundamental knowledge of the actual and perceived environmental barriers to economic development and vice versa.

With its research facilities and the ease of access to information - provided both by LSE and by the school's location in the centre of the city and its convenient proximity to other institutions and libraries, LSE seemed the appropriate place to achieve this.

My time at LSE has made me more aware of the importance of study skills and the need for discipline, and provided me with a better understanding of the need for balance in all aspects of my life. After LSE I plan to work with a NGO focused on developing environmental policy and putting that policy to practical use, particularly in developing areas of the world.

Meaghan Krohn

I chose my degree subject at LSE because I thought it would best help me move in the career path of my choice. My undergraduate degree was entirely unrelated to what I now know I want to do, so I was looking for something to help me bridge that gap. Thusfar, LSE alumni events have helped me get a few interviews at one company and generally allowed me to meet interesting people who may be great resources for future career moves. LSE Careers has also been a great resource in helping me refine my resume. I wouldn’t be where I am professionally without my degree from LSE.

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