MPhil in Geography and the Environment
Course Code | 003830
In the first year, candidates take coursework associated with one of the four MSc courses offered by the department. The second year is devoted to researching and writing a thesis of 30,000 words, devised in the first year.
The MPhil will appeal to high-flying Master’s candidates who wish to have a substantial research component to their studies. The thesis accounts for half the marks for the degree.
MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
Course Code | 001410
This course develops knowledge and critical understanding of biodiversity conservation and the socio-economic, political, cultural and institutional environments within which conservation policy and management decisions are made.
Students are given an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge of biodiversity conservation and management in the context of environmental, economic and social development in a globalised world.
Students gain invaluable experience of contemporary conservation practice on field trips and through engaging with stakeholders who are directly involved with conservation dilemmas.
The dissertation gives an opportunity to work in some of the most celebrated, diverse and controversial locations around the world.
MSc in Environmental Change and Management
Course Code | 001470
The MSc is mainly taught by staff associated with the Environmental Change Institute. The course aims to produce students with a broad appreciation of all aspects of the management of people and institutions in relation to environmental change, who are analytical in their approach, and are competent and aware decision makers.
Successful applicants develop an in-depth understanding of not only the causes and consequences of environmental change, but also an awareness of the legal, economic and ethical underpinnings of remedial action or management.
The central theme of this course is the development of a truly inter-disciplinary approach to the management of the environment.
MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy
Course Code | 001610
This course aims to provide students with a broad perspective on society and the environment in the context of current debates on policy and regulation, science and social change, globalisation and environmental sustainability. It is taught by leading academics in human geography, political ecology, poststructuralist theory and transdisciplinarity.
Students are introduced to advanced research methods and practices and a range of theoretical perspectives and tools and are encouraged to put these into practice in their dissertation projects.
MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management
Course Code | 001700
This course aims to provide a critical understanding of natural water science and socio-economic, political, cultural and institutional environments within which water management decisions are made.
Teaching staff are drawn from core faculty, industry, government and NGO communities to provide an interdisciplinary perspective based on theory and practice from around the world.
Students are introduced to a range of research methods and applied tools, and are encouraged to apply them in their dissertation research.
How to Apply
The deadlines for the MPhil in Geography and the Environment, and all MSc courses listed above, are 16 November 2012, 18
January 2013 and 8 March 2013. Studentship applications should
be submitted by the January deadline.
The standard set of materials you should send
with any application to a taught course comprises:
In addition to the standard documents above,
applicants to the MPhil or to any MSc course should provide one (1) relevant academic essay or other
writing samples from their most recent qualification of 2,000 words,
or a 2,000-word extract of longer work, with the exception of applicants to the MSc in Environmental Change and Management.
Applicants to the MSc in Environmental Change and Management are not required to supply written work in support of their application.
Please follow the detailed
instructions in the Application
consult the Geography website for any additional guidance.