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BSc Environment and Development


UCAS code: FK84 BSc/EnvDev

Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B

International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level

Other qualifications are considered

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Applications 2012: 108

First year students 2012: 11

First year:

Second year:

Third year:

  • Environmental Governance
  • Environment and Development
  • Two courses from a list of approved third year geography and environment options

This degree allows you to build a critical understanding of processes of environmental change as they relate to human well-being and development, while also equipping you with the broader skills needed for environment and development policy and analysis.

First year

You take two courses which deal with the natural environment and with global issues relating to environmental change and sustainable development, a third course on contemporary geographical issues, and a fourth course from within the Department of Geography and Environment, or an approved outside option.

Second and third years

In the second year, you take courses in Introduction to Development in the South, Environment: Science and Society and Applied Environmental Economics, and another course from an approved list of geography and environment and outside options. 

In the third year you take courses in Environmental Governance, Environment and Development, and two courses from an approved list (one of which may be an Independent Research Project).


(* half unit)

(Not all options are available every year)

First year

One from: 

Second year 

One from:

Third year

Two from:

Please read the following important information before referring to full details of course options found in the Programme Regulations|

The programme regulations available are for the current academic session and may be subject to change before the beginning of the next academic year. For more information about course availability in the next academic session, please contact the relevant academic department. The School reserves the right at all times to withdraw, suspend or alter particular courses and syllabuses, and to alter the level of fees. Courses are on occasion capped (limited to a maximum number of students) or subject to entry conditions requiring the approval of the course convenor. The School cannot guarantee that places on specific courses will be available.