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BSc in Environment and Development

Programme Code: UBENDV

Department: Geography & Environment

For students starting this programme of study in 2016/17

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Three-year classification scheme for BA/BSc degrees for all students from the 2018/19 academic year

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)

See note

LSE100 The LSE Course: Understanding the causes of things

Year 1

Paper 1

GY120 Environmental Change: Past, Present and Future (1.0)

Paper 2

GY121 Sustainable Development (1.0)

Paper 3

GY100 Introduction to Geography (1.0)

Paper 4

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:


AN100 Introduction to Social Anthropology (1.0)


EC100 Economics A (1.0) # 1


EC102 Economics B (1.0) # 2 A


EH101 The Internationalisation of Economic Growth, 1870 to the present day (1.0)


GV100 Introduction to Political Theory (1.0)


GY103 Contemporary Europe (1.0)


GY140 Introduction to Geographical Research (1.0)


IR100 International Relations: Theories, Concepts and Debates (1.0)


SA103 Introduction to Global Population Change (1.0) #  (withdrawn 2017/18)

Year 2

Paper 5

GY202 Introduction to Global Development (1.0)

Paper 6

GY220 Environment: Science and Society (1.0)

Paper 7

GY222 Applied Environmental Economics (1.0)

Paper 8

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:


EC230 Economics in Public Policy (1.0) #


GY200 Economy, Society and Space (1.0)  (withdrawn 2018/19)


GY201 Urban and Spatial Economic Analysis I (1.0) #  (withdrawn 2018/19)


GY205 Political Geographies (1.0)


GY240 Research Techniques (Spatial, Social and Environmental) (1.0)  (withdrawn 2018/19)


LL250 Law and The Environment (1.0)


SP232 Health and Social Care Policy (1.0)


SP233 Introduction to Global Population Change (1.0) #  (withdrawn 2019/20)

Year 3

Papers 9 & 10

Courses to the value of 2.0 unit(s) from the following:


GY309 The Political Geography of Development (0.5)


GY312 Geographies of Gender in the Global South (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


GY326 Sustainable Business and Finance (0.5)


GY327 Global Environmental Governance (0.5)


GY328 Political Ecology of Development (0.5)


GY329 Applied Economics of Environment and Development (0.5) #

Papers 11 & 12

Courses to the value of 2.0 unit(s) from the following:


GY307 Regional Economic Development (0.5)


GY308 The Economic Geography of Growth and Development (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


GY310 Urban Politics (0.5)


GY311 The Political Economy of Urbanisation (0.5)


GY315 Geographies of Race (0.5)


GY316 Gender, Space and Power (0.5)


GY331 Geographies of Global Migration (0.5)


GY350 Dissertation (1.0) # B


LSE100 is taken by all students in the Lent Term of Year 1 and the Michaelmas Term of Year 2. The course is compulsory but does not affect the final degree classification.

Prerequisite Requirements and Mutually Exclusive Options

1 : EC100 can not be taken with EC102

2 : EC102 can not be taken with EC100


A : EC102 course allocation dependent on Economics A-level or equivalent background. See course guides for further information.

B : Before taking GY350 students must have taken one of the following prerequisites in Year 2: GY240 or GY2A0

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

Level 1 courses and modern language courses are not permitted as part of this degree programme in Years 2 and 3. Students wishing to study a modern language are encouraged to take one of the LSE Language Centre's extra-curricular courses.

New GY half-unit courses derived from discontinued full-unit courses for 2018/19: students are not permitted to take half-unit course(s) if they have previously studied the original full-unit course from which the half-unit(s) were derived.

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