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People and the Environment (MSc)

Course Description

Human beings now live in what an increasing number of environmental scientists call the Anthropocene – a stage in the Earth’s geological and climate development that is dominated by the activities of humankind. Whether in the realm of conservation, biodiversity, evolution or climatology, no effective study of environmental issues can proceed without an understanding of human behaviour on both the large and the small scale.

Semester 1
Understanding People and Environment

Semester 2
Compulsory courses
Reading Environment Ethnography
Field Trips for People and Environment

Optional Courses
Roads, Mobility, Movement, Migration
Anthropological Theory for MSc
The Museum Idea
More Than Human
Supervised Reading
Curating and Exhibition
Work Placement for MSc in People and Environment
Research Design and Practice in Anthropology
Culture and Society in Latin America

Semester 3
Dissertation in People and Environment

Visit the People and the Environment (MSc) page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!

Student Profiles

International Masters Scholarship - 20+ Awards

University of Aberdeen has a high academic standard and quality within all of its programmes. It wishes to promote talent and encourage students from:
African Countriesto study a postgraduate qualification at University of Aberdeen

Value of Scholarship(s)



Scholarships are available in January and September
You must have an unconditional offer for a masters taught programme
You must be a full time international student
You must be based at the Aberdeen City campus for your studies

Application Procedure

Once you have received your firm offer from the Vice Principle you will receive a scholarship offer.
Instructions will be sent to you about how to accept your scholarship.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Applicants should have an Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent.

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