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King's College London, University of London: Environment, Politics and Development

Institution King's College London, University of London
Department Geography
Telephone +44 (0) 207 848 7000
Study type Taught


Our Environment, Politics and Development MSc provides an advanced theoretical understanding of the relationship between development problems and environmental issues. You will explore these relationships from the perspectives of political ecology, development geography and environmental governance.

To illustrate these relationships, we use relevant case studies drawn from across the globe.

Key benefits - Academic staff have first-hand experience of development problems and environmental issues in contexts from around the globe.

  • Appreciate critically the distinct disciplinary approaches to a dynamic and contested body of knowledge on development, politics and the environment.

  • Develop awareness of contemporary development issues, problems and policies through engagement with development theory.

  • Enhance understanding of framing and problem-solving challenges at the interface of environment and development with learning of political theory, political science and political ecology theories and environmental justice lenses.

  • Gain critical analytical skills to uncover reciprocal relationships between changing natural environments and dynamic livelihood strategies, or the nature of power, difference and inequality within economic, social, physical and cultural environments.

  • Develop interdisciplinary understanding of the ways in which the human and physical world is revealed through representations of space, place and landscape.

  • Opportunities to carry out original fieldwork either in the UK or overseas for your dissertation.

  • Excellent tutorial support, extensive module specific interactive teaching and regular classroom discussions.


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