2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MSc Environment and Development
|Programme code:||MSC-EV/E&D||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Jennifer Hodbod||Contact address:||J.E.Hodbod@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. It brings together expertise from the School of Earth and Environment and other Schools across the University to provide many different perspectives on these issues.
In the programme you will investigate the challenges associated with achieving development that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable, and you will gain the knowledge, skills and practical experience to allow you to contribute towards achieving solutions in this topical field.
This course draws on theories from both the social and natural sciences, and from practice. The course is therefore relevant to candidates from a range of backgrounds.
The programme provides a degree of flexibility with both compulsory and optional modules. A variety of learning and teaching methods are used including lectures, practical workshops, computer lab sessions, research seminars and project work. The programme combines a thorough exploration of key ideas and concepts with an engaged hands-on approach to solving applied environment and development challenges..
To complement teaching, assessment is varied and includes written assignments and exams. You will also conduct an extensive piece of research in the latter stages of the course. Students develop and implement a research project 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 here http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/admissions-and-study/masters-degrees/masters-courses/msc-environment-and-development/
If a student has not achieved the minimum number of credits after their re-sits, they will be awarded either a Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate dependent on the award criteria for their programme.
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 90 credits are passed. A Postgraduate Certificate (PGC) can be obtained if 60 credits are passed.
Year1 - View timetable
[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|PIED5256M||Global Inequalities and Development||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|SOEE5010M||Research Methods||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|SOEE5020M||Research Project||60 credits||1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)|
|SOEE5472M||Environmental Policy and Governance||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|SOEE5483M||Critical Perspectives in Environment and Development||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
Candidates are required to study 45 credits from the following optional modules.
|SOEE5095M||Environmental Economics and Policy||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SOEE5550M||Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SOEE5561M||Climate Change Mitigation||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SOEE5582M||Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SOEE5585M||Environment & Development Case Study: from theory to practice||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
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 (Jan to Jun)|
This module is elective and non-assessed, primarily designed to introduce post-graduate students to ‘Sustainability’ as a contested term, as well as providing some core knowledge surrounding its history and real-world application to apply and develop as you study your other modules at Leeds.
|SOEE5282M||Introduction to Sustainability||credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
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