This is a very novel programme in its title, content and approach. Its novelty arises from:
- Attention to how power and politics affects environment and development.
- How power and politics affects decision-making from the local to the global.
- The range of environment and development issues and situations covered, from global climate change negotiations to community-based natural resource management.
- There is a wide range of optional modules to choose from, not only from within IDD and POLSIS, but from across the University.
- Students can undertake individual fieldwork for their dissertations in an area and on a topic of their choice, subject to agreement with their supervisor. This provides a great opportunity to investigate an issue of interest, gain field experience and create networks essential for career development.
The programme does not assume any prior knowledge of environment, development or politics and welcomes applications from candidates who meet the admissions criteria.