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International Development: Environment and Development MA

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Degree awarded
Master of Arts
12 months (full-time); 24 months (part-time)
Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) from an approved university.

Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Approximately 700 applications arew received each year for entry across the six pathways offered, and 91 new students registered.
How to apply

Apply online

The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2014; later applications are considered at our discretion.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

The World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 underlined the extent to which, over the past decade, environmental considerations have become central to development policy and management. As a result, there is a growing need for policy makers, planners, and managers to be fully conversant with the environmental dimension of development. This programme aims to meet this need by linking environmental understanding grounded in the physical sciences with study of the social and economic bases of planning and managing development. It provides participants with a thorough conceptual framework and the skills necessary to analyse effectively the relationships between environmental issues and development processes, and critically assess policies and their implementation.  It is intended for social science graduates or for those concerned with policy-making, planning or management in environmental or development-related fields.

  • Informal enquiries, prior to application, are welcomed. Please contact:   Dr Tanja Bastia (Programme Director) | Email:

Open days

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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £8,400
    International students (per annum): £15,500
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,200
    International students (per annum): £7,750

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


Bursaries and scholarships awarded by the School are usually advertised from January with a closing date of June. Awards for 2014 entry have not yet been set. This information will be added to our funding page as it becomes available.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Mr Christopher Kitchen
+44(0)161 275 0336
Academic department overview
See: The School.

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