Students on this Masters are automatically affiliated to, and participate in, the Human Ecology Research Group with its long record of fostering outstanding postgraduate and postdoctoral research.
Staff and students have carried out a diverse range of research programmes and projects all over the world.
Common themes include: Resource use; livelihoods; poverty; biodiversity; conservation; development; corporate social responsibility; demography; migration & mobility; environmental change. All this research has been carried out in forests; wetlands; drylands; cloud forests; marine areas; urban and peri-urban areas... read more
Anthropology, Environment and Development
Drawing on the strengths of our broad-based department and our expertise in human
ecology, social anthropology and demography , the MSc Anthropology, Environment & Development applies both biological and social anthropological approaches to the study of environment and development. Key areas of investigation include: the implications of changing environments for production systems and human welfare; the sustainable use of natural resources in developing countries; the environmental and welfare impacts of changing patterns of resource use with development.
The Masters integrates both natural and social science schools of thought and combines this with training in the methodological and practical dimensions of field work for the dissertation, and thus for employment post masters. Equipped with this interdisciplinary perspective and demonstrable research skills, this programme has attracted, and proven to be an ideal training ground for, students wishing to work with government, national or international NGOs or conduct further PhD research in the fields of environment and / or development. More details of the career destinations of our alumni can be found in the Careers section of this webpage.