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Aims The Environmental Social Science programme seeks to provide students with an understanding of the perspectives and contributions of social science to the understanding, interpretation and resolution of environmental issues. It draws upon expertise from several departments in the Social Science Faculty, and the contributions of teachers who are internationally acknowledged to be leaders in their special fields, to provide a broad multi-disciplinary perspective accessible to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds. The MSc degree aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of environmental issues from a social science perspective. It also provides an introduction to social science research methods. It is suitable if you want to work in any of several areas relevant to the environment, whether in research, policy or professional practice. A number of past students have found that the course gave them the knowledge and the confidence to make successful changes of career. The MSc programme is also a good preparation for further academic research on environmental topics. The programme draws students with a wide variety of previous experience. Past students have had first degrees in disciplines as varied as anthropology, biology, chemistry, economics, business management, environmental sciences, history, journalism, law, political science, and sociology, and all have successfully mastered the course material. As is the case with most programmes at Kent, the student intake is generally cosmopolitan with students coming from a number of different countries. Programme This degree is assessed by coursework and dissertation and takes one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). It is designed to help you develop your interest in environmental issues by following systematic courses, but it also provides you with the opportunity to write a 12-15,000 word dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice. You will take a total of six one-term taught modules: two compulsory modules: * Social science perspectives on environmental issues, and * One methodology module (either Research design and data collection, or Using secondary and qualitative data ) and four modules from a wide range of options including: * Environmental Politics * Risk and society * Social and political movements * Tourism to protected areas * Urban sociology * Biodiversity law * Conservation and natural resources law * EC Environmental law and policy * Environmental anthropology * Environmental quality law * Ethnobiological knowledge systems * International trade law and the environment * Management, planning and conflict in the built environment The dissertation gives you the opportunity to make a more specialized study of a particular topic of special interest to you, and first hand research is encouraged. Students who reach a pass standard in the coursework modules and who do not wish to write a dissertation may be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma. Entry Requirements A good honours degree in a relevant subject. Applicants with equivalent vocational qualifications andor relevant work experience will be considered individually. The University requires all non-native speakers of English to produce evidence of proficiency in written and spoken English. We require a minimum score in one of the following: * 6.5 in International English Language Test (IELTS) * 600 in paper-based or 250 computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) * B in the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English * A in the Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English Application forms with further details from: The Graduate Admissions Secretary School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research Cornwallis Building University of Kent Canterbury Kent CT2 7NF Email: socio-office@kent.ac.uk

Aims The Environmental Social Science programme seeks to provide students with an understanding of the perspectives and contributions of social science to the understanding, interpretation and resolution of environmental issues. It draws upon expertise from several departments in the Social Science Faculty, and the contributions of teachers who are internationally acknowledged to be leaders in...

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A good honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent vocational experience. For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of t InternItemalue+oSn++???A????

A good honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent vocational experience. For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of t InternItemalue+oSn++???A????

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