Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Environment and Development

This scheme aims to prepare students to address the challenges faced in safeguarding the planet's ecosystems while improving the environments of impoverished communities. Students can take either the MA or MSc, depending on their choice of dissertation. The scheme has a broad choice of optional modules, combined with the specialisation of the dissertation project, which includes the option of overseas fieldwork. This programme provides the ideal education for anyone interested in a career that will address environment and development issues, in the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. Applicants with a lower 2nd Class (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work) will also be considered. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules on offer include: Behaviour of pollutants in the environment; biological effects of air pollution and climate change; conservation biology; data analysis and interpretation; ecology, conservation and culture; flood forecasting and flood risk management; globalisation and democratisation; habitat management; sustainable soil management; wildlife population ecology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework, presentations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Variable October 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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01524 593795