UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Environment and Sustainable Development

This programme examines development planning in the context of environmental concerns in urban areas of the global south. It challenges mainstream approaches to development, focusing instead upon transformative action for environmental justice.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; and a demonstrated interest in the subject matter of the course. Candidates who do not meet the above requirements may be considered if they are able to demonstrate substantial relevant work experience and an ability to engage academically with the subject matter of the course. Applicants who do not hold a recognised undergraduate degree may, in exceptional cases, be admitted to the programme if they are able to demonstrate considerable senior-level professional experience in planning or a related field.

Course modules

Core modules: The political ecology of environmental change; environment and sustainable development in practice; urban environmental planning and management in development. options: adapting cities to climate change in the global south; disaster risk reduction in cities; gender in policy and planning; transforming local areas: urban design for development; housing policy, programme and project alternatives; the city and its relations; urban development policy, planning and management; socially sensitive development in practice; social development and poverty reduction (from theory to practice); managing the city economy.

Assessment methods

The programme comprises reading, essay writing, critical discussion and project work, facilitated through lectures, seminars, workshops, extensive fieldwork and discussions with practitioners covering theoretical and practical tasks and case study analysis. Assessment is through coursework, examinations, and the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

British Council; DFIDSSS (Commonwealth).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,370 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,370 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,370 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,320 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,370 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Variable September 2016 - 3 years
PgDip Variable September 2016 - 3 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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