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MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation

Programme Code: TMENPR

Department: Geography & Environment

For students starting this programme of study in 2020/21

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules        

Full-year programme. Students must take two compulsory courses, a dissertation, and either 1.0 or 1.5 units of optional courses.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

GY420 Environmental Regulation: Implementing Policy (1.0)

Paper 2

GY473 Economic Development and the Environment (0.5) # or


GY474 Politics of Environment and Development (0.5)

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 1.5 units if taking only GY473 or GY474 or 1.0 unit if taking both (under Paper 2 above):


DV415 Global Environmental Governance (0.5)


EU421 Policy-Making in the European Union (0.5) #


GY427 Climate Change: Science, Economics and Policy (0.5)


GY446 Planning for Sustainable Cities (0.5)


GY455 Economic Appraisal and Valuation (0.5)


IR467 Global Environmental Politics (0.5)


LL4A6 Climate Change and International Law (0.5)


LL4BV Transnational Environmental Law (0.5)


SO425 Regulation, Risk and Economic Life (1.0)


SO469 Risk and Governance: A Sociological Approach (0.5)  (withdrawn 2020/21)

Paper 4

GY489 Dissertation - Environment Programme - MSc Environmental Economics and Climate Change, MSc Environmental Policy and Regulation and MSc Environment and Development (1.0)

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.