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MAMSc Environment, Politics and Globalization

King's College London

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The Degree At the heart of this degree lies the relationships between politics and the environment viewed at a range of different but related spatial scales - from the local to the global. The degree encourages students to develop a critical and reflexive understanding of the terms 'environment', 'politics' and 'globalization'. This understanding, in turn, is explored in relation to academic debates and the construction of environmental policy at world and national levels. The objective of this degree is to enable students to develop the skills required to engage with both cutting edge academic literatures and grounded policy scenarios so that they can participate in the dynamic and contested environmental arena. This is achieved through a combination of theoretical and practical courses that draw on the research expertise of the staff and internships with participating environmental organisations. Students develop intellectual and practical skills to engage in both academic debates and the construction of environmental policy. This is achieved by the unique combination of theoretical and practical courses that draw on the environmental expertise of the staff and internships with participating environmental organizations. An environmental internship that counts as part of the degree also allows students to undertake applied environmental research with a range of collaborating partners in the public and private sectors that includes national and international campaigning organisations, local government and policy think tanks. All teaching is informed by our research. This degree is linked to the Environment, Politics and Development research group in the Geography Department, an internationally recognised group of experts in their chosen field. Teaching is led by staff who have extensive research experience in development issues, including sustainability, environmental policy, discourses of science, social movements and consumption, in a variety of geographical contexts. Research for the masters dissertation is undertaken in collaboration with a supervisor belonging to the Environment, Politics and Development research group. This degree is particularly suited to students who wish to find work in policy related fields. Bursaries are available for this degree and the admissions tutor will be able to advise you on other funding opportunities. Degree Structure The degree is structured so that students can tailor their course choice to match their individual interests. Students take a total of 180 credits. The compulsory and dedicated optional courses are listed below. Compulsory Courses 7SSG5009 Dissertation (60 credits) 7SSG5147 Globalisation and the Environment (40 credits) 7SSG5002 Practising Social Research 1 (20 credits) 7SSG5150 Practising Social Research 2 (20 credits) Example of optional courses available 7SSG5070 Environmental Internship (20 credits) 7SSG5073 Environmental Policy and Politics (20 credits) 7SSG5114 Sustainable Urbanisation (20 credits) For a full list of modules please visit http:www.kcl.ac.ukschoolsssppgeography Students taking Practising Social research 2 will be awarded an MSc, the MSc pathway is recognised by the ESRC as year one of a 1+3 PhD

The Degree At the heart of this degree lies the relationships between politics and the environment viewed at a range of different but related spatial scales - from the local to the global. The degree encourages students to develop a critical and reflexive understanding of the terms 'environment', 'politics' and 'globalization'. This understanding, in turn, is explored in relation to academic...

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