UCL Anthropology


Environmental Anthropology MSc (formerly Anthropology, Environment and Development MSc)

About this degree

Drawing on staff expertise in human ecology, social anthropology, political ecology, conservation science, and socio-ecological systems, the MSc equips graduates with an interdisciplinary perspective on topics relating to global environmental change, sustainable development, biodiversity conservation and social justice.

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Meet Emily Woodhouse and find out more about studying the Environmental Anthropology MSc programme, from content, structure and entry requirements to life in the Department of Anthropology, career prospects and support and wellbeing provisions.


Who this course is for

The programme is suitable for students who wish to gain training and qualification integrating natural and social science approaches to environment and sustainable development.

What this course will give you

Our academic staff are actively engaged in research or consultancy work in the fields of environment and sustainable development, and also maintain strong links with former students now working in academia, governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations in the UK and abroad. Many of our graduates go on to become leaders in academic, international agency, government and third sector organisations.

Our Human Ecology group’s pioneering work in integrating social and natural science approaches to address environmental issues is internationally recognised. MSc students become part of this alumni network as members of the Human Ecology Research Group.