University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Environment and Development with Integrated International Fieldwork

You will be provided with high-quality interdisciplinary training to help you understand the many perspectives on these issues. This Masters is led by the Sustainability Research Institute and brings together a wide range of academic expertise from the School of Earth and Environment, the School of Politics and International Studies, and from the practitioner community. A key part of your learning will be based around an international field course to Tanzania, where you will gain first-hand practical experience and apply classroom-based learning in a developing country context. Investigate the issues associated with achieving development that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable and contribute towards achieving solutions in this topical, fast-growing field. And gain the knowledge, skills and practical experience, employers require to focus on the issues where the need for sustainable economic development and environmental conservation meet. The course is ideal if you would like to develop or continue a career in environment and/or development practice, policy, training or research, and/or if you are thinking of working in an international capacity. The Masters will prepare you for work in both the public and private sectors, and within local, national and international institutions. Alternatively, you could pursue a research career or go on to a PhD.

Course modules

Modules include: Research Methods; Research Project; Introduction to Sustainability; Environmental Policy and Governance; Critical Perspectives in Environment and Development; Environment-Development Overseas Field Course; Global Inequalities and Development; International Relations and the Environment; Standards and Tools for Business, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility; Business, Environment and Sustainability; Introduction to Ecological Economics; Environmental Economics and Policy; Climate Change: Physical Science Basis; Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation; Climate Change Mitigation; Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics; Terrestrial Biosphere in the Earth System; and GIS and Environment.

Assessment methods

To complement teaching, assessment is varied and includes both written and oral assignments and exams.

Sponsorship information

One full-fee school scholarship is available to UK/EU applicants with an offer on this programme. One full-fee school scholarship is available to International applicants with an offer on this programme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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