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.
2:1 degree or overseas equivalent in any discipline, preferably social science. Will consider work experience in addition to good academic background; English standard level
Recipient: London School of Economics and Political Science
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