Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Environment, Culture and Society

This is a degree aimed at those who want to engage critically, practically and creatively with global and local environmental problems through different disciplinary lenses. The course brings together insights from social, cultural and environmental science theories and applies these to contemporary environmental issues, debates and controversies. Students are encouraged to take a range of social and natural science modules offered by the Department of Sociology, Law and Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) and will acquire the skills to navigate, interpret and combine these different ways of knowing the environment. There is a strong emphasis on participatory and engaged research, making insights count in engagement with communities and policy-makers.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant social science. IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: theories and debates in environment and culture; methods in science and technology studies; independent research dissertation. Optional modules (choose 4, options may vary from year to year): capitalism and crisis; climate change and society; ecology, conservation and culture; food security, agriculture and climate change; geological hazards; international environmental law; mobilities, society and change; perspectives on environment and development; the social life of science and technology: theories and debates; the rights of peoples, minorities and indigenous peoples.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,250 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

Key information

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