This MSc Environment and International Development will appeal to natural resource specialists/agriculturalists, and those from a social science background who work or are interested and wish to study development issues, sustainability and the environment. The interaction between environment and development is studied through analysing policy processes at local/national/international levels, as played out by policymakers, politicians, business administrators, rural and urban resource users. A focus of the degree is the political ecology approach to understanding debates and policy processes underpinning responses to environmental and natural resource problems.
This Master's course requires students to undertake compulsory and optional modules, an examination and to produce a dissertation. Optional seminars, workshops and sessions are offered throughout the programme for teaching and strengthening student essay and dissertation writing skills. The School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges via multi/interdisciplinary approaches, where research is organised into a series of Research Groups.
The School of International Development at the University of East Anglia is a globally renowned department for teaching, research and consultancy on international development. Research in the School addresses challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Excellent staff:student ratios and teaching methods mean this School offers small class sizes and a friendly learning environment.
Graduates have been successful in entering employment including working for organisations such as the World Bank, the United Nations, DfID, JICA, Christian Aid, and Save the Children. UEA offer a series of regular seminars on 'Working in Development', with guest speakers from development agencies and there is also specific support for international students in their transition to studying in the UK.