University of Kent

University of Kent

Environmental Social Science

This interdisciplinary programme introduces our students to social science perspectives on environmental issues. It draws on sociology, politics, social policy, anthropology and law. The dissertation is a chance for the students to make a specialised study of a topic that interests them, and we encourage first-hand research. The programme is suitable for graduates with a wide range of 1st degrees.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent vocational experience.

Course modules

Social science perspectives on environmental issues; design, philosophy and ethics of social inquiry; 4 optional modules including: environmental anthropology; environmental politics; ethnobiological knowledge systems; tourism and conservation; risk and society; various options in environmental law and environmental social sciences; dissertation of 15,000 words.

Assessment methods

The programme is assessed by coursework (normally 1 5,000 word essay per module) and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,950 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,030 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,475 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,030 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT2 7NZ South East

Key information

Recruitment and Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01227 827272