Environment, Politics and Globalisation

United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

The Environment, Politics and Globalisation MA, MSc is an interdisciplinary course offering a unique combination of theoretical and relevant policy subjects to give you indepth knowledge and critical awareness of the politics and geographies shaping environments, both now and in the past. You will examine local case studies as well as global environmental issues, politics and policies from a variety of perspectives to gain a textured understanding of this contested and vital area of study.

Key Benefits:

  • You will study a unique combination of theoretical and policy-relevant modules.
  • Excellent tutorial support, extensive programme-specific interactive teaching and regular classroom discussions.
  • You will develop skills in the appropriate use and application of quantitative and qualitative methods.

Who should take this course

For those seeking to develop their intellectual and practical skills to engage in both academic debates and the practical construction of environmental policy and politics at national and international scales



Course content

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take:

  • MSc - modules totalling 180 credits
  • MA - modules totalling 180 credits

King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.

Required Modules:

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Dissertation in Environment, Politics & Globalisation (60 credits)
  • Globalisation & the Environment (40 credits)
  • Practising Social Research (20 credits)

If you are taking the MSc pathway, in addition you will be required to take the following module:

  • Advanced Quantitative & Spatial Methods in Human Geography (20 credits)

Optional Modules:

In addition, you are required to take an additional 40 credits from a wide range of optional modules that may typically include:

  • Environmental Internship (20 credits)
  • Environmental Actors & Politics (20 credits)
  • Disasters & Development (20 credits)
  • Critical Geographies of Terrorism (20 credits)
  • Environmental Science & Policymaking (20 credits)
  • Community, Vulnerability & Disaster Risk (20 credits) (Prerequisite: Disasters & Development either through taking the module fully or through auditing)
  • Tourism, Conservation & the Environment (20 credits)
  • Climate Change & Culture (20 credits)
  • The Right to the City (20 credits)
  • Climate: Science & History (20 credits)
  • Geopolitics, Power & Place (20 credits)

You will take enough credits to bring your total for the degree to the minimum of 180 from a wide range of optional modules that may typically include:

  • Any of the modules listed above.
  • Any Level 7 (Master's) modules offered in the Department of Geography.
  • Any Level 7 (Master's) modules offered in the India, Brazil or Lau China Institute, as available.
  • Up to 20 credits from Level 7 modules offered from across the university, subject to approvals.


  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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