New MSc Environment, Politics and DevelopmentBy SOAS Mar 26, 2014 12:44AM UTC
SOAS, University of London launches an exciting new MSc programme in Environment, Politics and Development.
Taught by leading political ecologists, the MSc offers a critical analysis of key contemporary issues including water, forestry, climate, fisheries, agricultural production, biodiversity, conflicts and energy supply.
The programme explores challenging questions, including:
• How does the environment intersect with global poverty, wealth and questions of inequality?
• Can carbon trading offer a solution to managing climate change?
• How does access to water intersect with dynamics of wealth and poverty?
• Is wildlife conservation implicated in social injustices?
• What role can and do environmental movements play in development?
• Is there a link between environmental change and violent conflict?
• What is the political ecology of forests?
The aim of the course is to encourage students to build their analytical skills and knowledge of the main issues and debates in political ecology and development studies.
Applications are welcomed from students with a variety of academic and experiential backgrounds, from those who have worked in a broad field of environment and/or development, but also from students without relevant work experience who can demonstrate a strong interest in, and understanding of, environment and development issues.