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Department of

Geography & Environment
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Programme Administrator:

Sam Colegate|
+44 (0)20 7955 6089


Programme Director:

Dr Charles Palmer|

MSc Environment and Development


The field of environment and development has become increasingly important both in terms of theory and policy. It is widely recognised that a multi-disciplinary approach towards these important topics is needed. This one-year MSc programme (two years for part-time students) will enable participants to acquire the necessary training to work in the field of environment and development. Training will come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, but all within a distinctive social science framework. It will enable participants to:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the way environmental degradation and low levels of development are linked together
  • Analyse meaningful policies that aspire to make economic development more environmentally sound and ultimately sustainable
  • Pursue an academic programme in a world-renowned instiution benefiting from excellent employer recognition and career prospects

For course options, entry requirements and how to apply, view full programme details in the LSE Graduate Prospectus|.

Traffic in Hanoi, VietnamThe MSc in Environment and Development is intended primarily for people who are, or will be, involved with environment and development as practitioners, policy-makers, trainers or researchers. Candidates will have obtained, or be expected to obtain, an Upper Second Class Honours degree or its equivalent in their first degree. Applications from mature candidates with work experience are encouraged). The programme prepares graduates to enter a wide variety of work in the public sector,  international organisations, NGOs, research, consultancy and firms.


96percentGraduates of the Department have excellent career prospects. The most recent data, for 2011/12, shows that 6 months after graduation MSc Environment & Development students achieved an average starting salary of £23,200, with over 96% engaged in employment or further education. LSE produces outstanding graduates, and you can be sure that choosing to study with us will shape your future.


These statistics are taken from the DLHE (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education) survey, overseen by the Higher Education Statistics Agency for the UK Government and sample at least 80% of UK graduates and at least 50% of non-UK graduates.






Environment and Development

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