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We have a strong research focus that is reflected in the fact that all our academic staff have been included in all RAE submissions.
Much of our research is funded by the UK research councils, EU and other public and third sector organisations.
Each research centre in our department draws on a broad range of staff expertise to support a programme of research projects, seminar series, workshops and public events.
Our innovative Geography, Environment and Development Studies courses will help you gain up-to-date specialised skills to give you a competitive edge in the workplace.
Over the years, we have built up our research strengths, and we now offer a number of courses across a range of disciplines.
At postgraduate level, our courses are organised into areas of research strength that share a common set of core modules, specialist courses dedicated to each particular degree, and a choice of options.
We also run a number of courses in conjunction with other departments.
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Childhood studies is an interdisciplinary area of study that puts children and childhood at the centre of its inquiry. It asks questions like 'What is a child?', 'How is childhood changed by wider changes in society?' and 'How do class, gender and "race" shape children's lives?'. Read more
Climate change is a multifaceted issue, with relevance across a wide range of economic sectors and policy areas. The MSc Climate Change offers you the chance to take a truly interdisciplinary approach to your study in climate change, engaging with academic, professional and popular literature. Read more
This Master's degree is designed to give you an understanding of the role of the child’s environment through the study of the impact of the family, communities and other social networks. Read more
This MSc Environment and Sustainability aims to provide an advanced-level grounding in sustainable responses to a broad range of environmental issues. Read more
The Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies offers an advanced and flexible Master's degree in Geographic Information Science (GISc) for professionals and researchers who work with (or those who wish to work with) geographically referenced data. Read more
Birkbeck's MSc Geography offers you the opportunity to tailor a postgraduate programme in geography to your own interests and professional needs. Read more
Researchers can specialise in geography, geographical information science, environmental studies, development studies, international childhood studies, or community, youth and voluntary sector studies. Read more
This interdisciplinary Master's programme in environment and politics combines critical social theory and detailed empirical analyses to explore contemporary global environmental politics and policy. Read more
This interdisciplinary Master's degree aims to provide a critical and theoretical understanding of the issues, processes and institutions central to global poverty, inequality and development. Read more
This Master's degree will be of particular interest to anyone wishing to develop an anthropological understanding of global development, policy and practice and their local impacts. Read more
In this Master’s degree you will acquire conceptual ideas, theoretical approaches and analytical research skills needed to study social and cultural geography at postgraduate level. Read more