University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Environmental Change and International Development

This course brings together geography, environmental and development studies expertise to engage with the challenges of environmental change in the Global South. You'll explore contemporary theory, policy and practice. There are three elements to your study: training in development research methods and professional skills, training in specialised subject areas, and a placement-based research dissertation. The course includes a 10-day field class currently in Galapagos, Nepal and Tanzania, which provides hands-on experience of research.

Entry requirements

MSc: At least a 2:1 undergraduate degree in one of the following disciplines: social sciences; arts and humanities; or earth and environmental sciences. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules Ideas and Practice in International Development; Research Design and Methods in International Development; Understanding Environmental Change; Key Issues in Environment and Development; Professional Skills for Development; Dissertation with Placement; International Development field Class, currently in either Kenya or Nepal. Examples of optional modules Data, Visualisation and GIS; Living with Climate Change in the Global South; The Political Economy of Natural Resource-led Development in the Global South; Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems; Cities of Diversity; Cities of 'the South': planning for informality.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

A number of departmental bursaries are available for masters students. Further funding may be available. Please contact us for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 21,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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