Planit


People and the Environment

University of Aberdeen

Venues

Old Aberdeen Campus

Content

The programme draws on the expertise of leading anthropologists to explore a wide range of human-environment relations and contemporary environmental issues. The programme fosters an understanding of how humans interact with their environment and how it becomes meaningful in different ways to different people, with a focus on areas such as conservation, landscape, relations with animals and plants and indigenous rights.

There is a strong emphasis on how these different perceptions and meanings influence the political, economic and ecological dimensions of environmental issues, from conflicts over predators to debates over water management. In addition to building an informed understanding of the issues, the programme also encourages students to examine and question underlying assumptions about the possible causes and solutions to environmental problems, how people relate to other beings that share our environment and the contribution that social sciences can make to understanding environmental relations.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with at least 2:1 standard from a recognised university or body. In exceptional circumstances applicants without this qualification may be admitted subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience, appropriate to the field of study.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

24 months

Faculty

Arts and Social Sciences

Department

Social Science

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Arts and Social Sciences General

English

History

Humanities

Languages

Politics

Religion

Sociology