Environment and Society (2018)

The Environment and Society masters programme is designed for graduates of undergraduate qualifications in social sciences, environmental sciences, law, economics or management. Students build on their qualifying degrees to gain advanced knowledge and critical analysis of the many and diverse perspectives applied to understanding and addressing environmental challenges. Students complete a selection of core papers and engage in independent research in the area of environmental and societal inter-relationships. The structure of the degree also allows students to include relevant papers from other disciplines such as environmental science, law and management, and provides an ideal way to encourage close interconnections between theory and practice across a broad range of issues and topics relevant to environment and society.

A Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert(EnvSoc)) and Postgraduate Diploma in Environment and Society (PGDip(EnvSoc)) are also available.


  • Prescriptions for the PGDip(EnvSoc), PGCert(EnvSoc), MEnvSoc
    To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in graduate Environment and Society papers, a student should normally have at least a B average in either the best three of their 300 level papers of their major or all the undergraduate papers of their major.

    To complete a PGCert(EnvSoc) students must complete 60 points in papers listed for Environment and Society, including at least one of HIST512 or POLS537.

    To complete a PGDip(EnvSoc) students must complete 120 points in papers listed for Environment and Society, including at least 60 points from papers in List A, including at least one of HIST512 or POLS537. Students may include a 30-point dissertation.

    To be admitted to the MEnvSoc, a student must have completed either:

    a) a bachelor's degree in social sciences, environmental sciences, law, economics or management and have gained at least a B+ grade point average in either the best three of their 300 level papers in their major or all of the undergraduate papers of their major, or

    b) A bachelor's degree with honours or a postgraduate diploma in social sciences, environmental sciences, law, economics or management and have gained at least a B+ grade point average across all 500 level papers.

    Completion requirements for the MEnvSoc vary according to admission criteria:

    Students admitted under a) above must complete 180 points at 500 level in Environment and Society, including at least 60 points from papers in List A, including either HIST512 or POLS537, 30-60 points from papers in List A or List B and either a 60 point dissertation or a 90 point thesis in an approved topic relevant to environment and society.

    Students admitted under b) above must complete 120 points at 500 level in Environment and Society, including 30-60 points from papers in List A, including either HIST512 or POLS537, and either a 60 point dissertation or a 90 point thesis in an approved topic relevant to environment and society.

    Notes:

    1. Students admitted under a) above may, at the discretion of the programme convenors, be required to include one of the following research methodology papers in their programme of study: MNGT501, PCSS502, SCIE501, SSRP503, SSRP504.

    2. Students admitted under a) above may, at the discretion of the programme convenors, include up to 30 points in relevant papers outside of List A or List B.

  • List A

  • List B

2018 Catalogue of Papers information as of 25 September 2017 9:22am

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