UCL Anthropology


George Smith - Anthropology, Environment and Development MSc

4 February 2020

George Smith AED MSc Alumnus

The MSc AED has been invaluable in introducing me to the world of research and academia, especially with regards to environmental/development issues. The opportunity to conduct independent fieldwork (examining the use of communal forests in rural France) was challenging but immensely rewarding, as was the course itself. But perhaps one of the greatest joys I had studying on the AED course was getting to know my fellow classmates, lecturers and other people connected with the course - all of whom I hope to stay in touch with. I am currently searching for research-based jobs as well as preparing my application to pursue a PhD in the near future. Ultimately, I hope to work in academia exploring my interests in human ecology and the commons.