While the world is experiencing rapid and unprecedented changes to its natural environment, human societies and economies are also undergoing profound transformations. The MSc Environment and Development is intended for those with a primary interest in the linkages between environment and development. It provides students with a rigorous training in the social science dimensions of environmental and development policy, management and evaluation within a developing country context. The study of environment and development is multi-disciplinary by nature, and the programme seeks to integrate key concepts and perspectives from core social science disciplines. The aim is to provide students with an understanding of the issues involved in sustainable development both from a theoretical and practical perspective.
The programme will enable you to gain a deep understanding of the way environmental degradation and low levels of development are linked together; analyse meaningful policies that aspire to make economic development more environmentally sound and ultimately sustainable; and pursue an academic programme in a world-renowned institution benefiting from excellent employer recognition and career prospects.
Our graduates enter a wide variety of employment opportunities in the public sector, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international organisations, research, consultancy and international firms.
Just being at LSE, as a university with diverse students, and hence cultures, has helped me learn about and appreciate the different cultures that we have on this planet, especially through the events hosted by different societies, such as the Global Show. I have also been privileged to sit and listen to some very important academic figures as well as prominent people of the world, through public talks, debates and conferences organised by the LSE Events programme and LSEU societies. The list has included Geoffrey Sachs, Nicholas Stern and Louis Moreno-Ocampo (ICC Chief Prosecutor). My programme integrates issues of sustainable development, a subject that has dominated agendas on environmental management issues in the past decade, from a theory and practical based perspective, giving examples from both the developing and developed world. LSE has offered me advice and support in many ways, in particular the Language Centre, LSE learning world and Careers Service. I have benefited particularly from the Language Centre which offers preparatory courses to enhance your English language. As a non-native English speaker, I found this useful as it helped develop my ability to write well for academic purposes. I have also benefited a great deal from one-to-one study support, which consists of giving confidential advice and support to students with regard to their studying, offered by the Teaching and Learning Centre. Once I leave LSE I aspire to work in the field of Environmental Impact Assessment.
Around £2 million is available annually in the form of awards from the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS). This scheme is designed to help students who do not have the necessary funds to meet all their costs of study.The standard value of GSS awards ranges from £3,000 to £10,000, depending on financial need.The intention of the Graduate Support Scheme is to support students who would otherwise struggle to come to LSE for financial reasons. The numbers of applicants in this category vary from year to year; you are encouraged to apply as early as possible because funds are limited. Your financial information will not be considered as part of your application for a place at the School.
Value of Scholarship(s)
The Graduate Support Scheme is open to all applicants.
Once you have applied for admission, you can access the Graduate Support Scheme application form via Graduate Admissions' web tracker system.
We aim to notify you of the outcome of your application at the point of an offer of admission to the School being made. Please do not contact us before you receive a formal offer of admission. If you do not receive an offer of admission, the data you have submitted will be destroyed.
If you have submitted an application after receiving an offer of admission, then we aim to notify you of the outcome of your application within 4 weeks of submission. Please do not contact us if it is less than 4 weeks since you submitted your application.
The School has a wide range of scholarships available for taught master's students coming to LSE from certain countries and regions of the world. Scholarships are available for LSE students from Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Value of award varies
Country of domicile, consult LSE Financial Support Office for specific criteria.
Students must complete the Graduate Support Scheme online application form, which is available on the Graduate Admissions' web tracker system once you apply for admission.
You will be automatically considered for all the scholarships for which you are eligible by completing and submitting this application form. It is therefore only necessary to complete the application form once, regardless of how many awards you would like to be considered for.