Environmental Sciences and Humanities (MA/MSc)
The MA/MSc in Environmental Sciences and Humanities is an original, truly interdisciplinary one-year Master's course which combines different approaches from the sciences and humanities for thinking about our relationship with the natural world. It brings together researchers in the environmental sciences, philosophy, history and literature to develop new ways of thinking about environmental change and social transitions, and to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of our different approaches. The course is strongly orientated towards developing the insights of interdisciplinary work for policy-making.
The course begins with an intensive induction week designed to support students by providing the necessary context for reflecting on interdisciplinary approaches to environmental studies. Prior knowledge of the full range of disciplines is not required. The course is then arranged around three semester-long core modules, each of which pursues an integrated approach to a key area of environmental studies.
The School of Philosophy, ranking in the top 10 philosophy departments in the UK (2014 Guardian University Guide) has a long-established reputation for its lively, stimulating and welcoming atmosphere, with a close interaction between teaching and research. The School's high academic research standing was recognised in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, where 90 per cent of the department's contributions were recognised internationally.