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For too long, environmental change has been divorced from human security and has been analysed academically, as a scientific issue alone. The pace of recent change emphasises the need to analyse environmental change within the wider context of the economic, social, institutional, cultural, technological and particularly political changes taking place within the world today. This course provides a unique and timely opportunity to reframe environmental change as an issue of human security, and you will explore urgent issues such as equity, justice, vulnerability and power relations. You will consider whose security may actually be threatened by environmental change and, furthermore, what options exist for managing issues of change. COURSE Approaching Research (40 credits) - including a focus on issues such as social inquiry interpretation, ethnography, ethics, positionality, research questions and design, literature reviews and presenting research. Human Security and Environmental Change (80 credits) This is delivered in the following four equal blocks. * Globalisation - focusing on economic, political and cultural processes that facilitate transnational interconnectivity and controversies related to globalisation processes, and their unequal significance for differentially located communities. * Human Security - focusing on the development of human security as an academic discipline a way of looking at new priorities: justice, social justice, security and inequality and the theoretical constructs of risk and security. * Environmental Change - exploring the theoretical contexts of environmental change strategies for adapting and responding to environmental change at different scales and the relationship between human security and environmental change. * Professional Development - exploring skills, personal styles of management, reflective practitioners, and working in intercultural contexts alongside the completion of a work based learning placement and Personal Development Plan (PDP). Dissertation (60 credits) - you will complete a 15,000 word dissertation. Depending on your interests the dissertation can be linked to work based learning in the professional development block. CAREERS There are many potential career routes for a graduate of this course including: * risk planning within local authorities * risk planning in environment agencies * international environmental policy management, particularly within the private sector - corporate social responsibility divisions * recycling officers in all sectors * researchers or policy officers within international NGO's- such as Water for Kids (based in Daventry) * researcher for members of parliament * economic policy officer with regional development agency * environmental partnerships officer for Natural England * campaign manager for Greenpeace * environmental Advisor for a consultancy, such as Interserve * parliamentary and government relations office for the Environment Agency * sustainability officer in all sectors (including employment routes via universities) * carbon and sustainability reporting officer in all sectors * energy manager in a private sector company, such as Beresford Blake Thomas Technical * community and environmental affairs manager in all sectors, for instance banking * risk assessment consultant, all sectors. * environment, sustainability andor energy officer with regional government. PLACEMENTS This course offers a placement under the block titled Professional Development. This block will enable you to enhance your employability. You will undertake a work placement, allowing you to apply and further develop the skills gained during the taught course and you will focus on the concepts of planning, evaluating and reviewing professional development through the use of your Personal Development Planning (PDP). In 2010 students undertook placements with: * Nottingham City Council's Sustainable Development Team * Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust * Cooperati

For too long, environmental change has been divorced from human security and has been analysed academically, as a scientific issue alone. The pace of recent change emphasises the need to analyse environmental change within the wider context of the economic, social, institutional, cultural, technological and particularly political changes taking place within the world today. This course provides a...

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