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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


What does the programme involve?

GEPS: Programme Overview

The GEPS programme consists of four parts

Part 1. Global Environment: Key Issues.  This team taught course will be taken by everybody on the programme.  Students will gain a broad-based introduction to the political, normative and social challenges of global environmental change. The course covers core concepts and debates in social science and law, and engages students with key questions from across the disciplines.

Part 2. Students will take at least one of the following three core disciplinary courses: Global Environmental Politics, Global Environment and Society or Climate Change, Justice & Responsibility.

Part 3.Students may choose up to four additional options from a wide range of relevant courses including:  Globalization, Human Dimensions of Environmental Change, Sociology of the Environment and Risk, Human Rights, Global Politics and International Law, Ecology, Ethics and Spirit, Management of Sustainable Development, Political Ecology and many more.

Part 4:  Students may write an in-depth research dissertation on a topic of their choice related to the degree. The dissertation is an independent piece or work but will be supervised by a academic supervisor.  Alternatively, students may apply to complete a project-based report involving close work with practitioners in government, business or NGO sector.

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