2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MSc Environment and Development with Integrated International Fieldwork (Part-Time)
|Programme code:||MSC-EV/EDF-P||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||24 Months||Method of Attendance:||Part Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Monica Di Gregorio||Contact address:||M.DiGregorio@leeds.ac.uk|
Total credits: 180
Candidates should normally be graduates or holders of an equivalent undergraduate qualification. A 2:1 degree classification on first degree will be the normal minimum requirement. Relevant business or professional experience is taken into account.
Candidates from a broad range of disciplines can apply, including natural, environmental, physical, management and social sciences.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
School of Earth and Environment
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
School of Earth and Environment
This programme provides high-quality interdisciplinary training on issues where the need for economic development and environmental conservation meet. The programme brings together expertise from the Schools of Earth and Environment and Development Studies in particular, and from the practitioner community, to provide many different perspectives on these issues.
This programme allows students to investigate the challenges associated with achieving development that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable, and provides them with the current knowledge, skills and practical experience to allow them to contribute towards achieving solutions in this topical field.
This course draws on theories in both the social and natural science disciplines and from practice. This course is therefore of relevance to candidates from a range of backgrounds.
The programme provides a degree of flexibility with both compulsory and optional modules. A range of learning and teaching methods are used including lectures, practical workshops, computer lab sessions, research seminars and project work. International fieldwork is a compulsory part of this programme which provides an opportunity for students to apply classroom-based learning first hand. In exceptional circumstances, for students unable to attend the fieldcourse, an alternative assessment will be offered.
To complement teaching, assessment is varied and includes both written and oral assignments and exams. A period of extensive research is also conducted by MSc. students in the latter stages of the course. Students develop and implement a focussed piece of research on a topic of their own choosing. Expert supervisory support is provided to students throughout the process. Collaborative links with environment and development institutions in the UK and/or overseas are facilitated and encouraged.
Students from this programme typically develop or continue careers in environment and/or development practice, policy, training or research. The course prepares students for work in both the public and private sectors, and within local, national and international institutions. Some students also proceed to PhD level study after this course. Specific examples of careers in sustainability, environment and development can be found at the following link: Sustainability Research Institute
Students who have fewer than 90 credits from their taught modules in June will be required to either:
1. Defer the start of their dissertation/project to the next academic session, pending the outcome of their re-sits in August;
or, if they have fewer than 60 credits
2. Re-sit their failed modules in August, for the maximum award of a PG Dip
To obtain the Masters' (MSc) qualification candidates must pass 165 credits of level 5 modules to include the dissertation, and achieve an average mark of 50 across 180 credits
A Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) can be obtained if 120 credits are passed
A postgraduate certificate (PGC) can be obtained if 60 credits are passed in the taught modules
Year 1 - View timetable
Whilst some flexibility with regards to the timing of modules is possible, students in their first year would be advised to take the following four compulsory 15 credit modules to provide a foundation and take their optional modules and SOEE5010M Research Methods and research project SOEE5020M in Year 2.
Candidates will be required to study to following compulsory modules (advised for year 1):
|SOEE5281M||Introduction to Sustainability||15 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE5472M||Environmental Policy and Governance||15 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE5483M||Critical Perspectives in Environment and Development||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5496M||Environment-Development International Field Course||15 credits||Semester 2|
Year 2 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following modules:
|SOEE5010M||Research Methods||15 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE5020M||Research Project||60 credits||1 Oct to 30 Sep|
Candidates are required to study 45 credits from the following optional modules. You are advised to take all of your optional modules in Year 2, preferably 15 credits in semester 1 and 30 credits in semester 2.
|PIED5256M||Global Inequalities and Development||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|PIED5562M||International Relations and the Environment||30 credits||Semester 2|
|PIED5764M||Development Management Techniques||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5042M||Sustainable Venturing and Innovation||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5051M||Business, Environment and Sustainability||15 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE5094M||Introduction to Ecological Economics||15 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE5095M||Environmental Economics and Policy||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5540M||Climate Change: Physical Science Basis||15 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE5550M||Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5561M||Climate Change Mitigation||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5582M||Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5970M||Terrestrial Biosphere in the Earth System||15 credits||Semester 2|
Candidates may be able to study the following module subject to timetabling restrictions. Students must have previous GIS expertise and must seek approval from the Programme Leader before registering.
|GEOG5060M||GIS and Environment||15 credits||Semester 2|
Last updated: 30/08/2017
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