Environmental Futures at University of Leicester - UCAS

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Course summary

Contemporary environmental challenges - from climate change to plastics pollution, deforestation, habitat and species loss, pandemics and growing environmental injustices - affect us all across diverse scales, cultures and geographies. They increasingly demand new ways of thinking, grounded in cutting-edge research, to enable us to move forward into more equitable and sustainable futures. This course was created in response to this need. It brings together internationally recognised research groups and scholars from the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment to provide you with a critical appreciation of these multiple, intersecting challenges and the nature and politics of potential solutions. Through a range of core and optional modules, you will engage with:

  • contemporary human geography thinking around environmental challenges, knowledges and futures
  • the emergent, interdisciplinary concept of the Anthropocene and its applications
  • contemporary and paleo-climatic and earth systems modelling
  • and the pernicious challenge of pollutants e.g. plastics in the environment.
You will have the opportunity to develop skills in GIS, Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, as well as a range of creative geographical methods, and in the real world application of these tools to the management of diverse environmental challenges. You will gain high-level skills in research design and implementation through an individual dissertation, and you will gain a firm grounding in ethics and the development of equitable research partnerships. Our teaching is research-led: it reflects the passion and commitment of staff across our interdisciplinary School. We aim to produce graduates who not only share our passion for equitable, environmentally sustainable futures, but who have the skills and knowledge to help bring these about.

Assessment method

Teaching includes lectures, seminars, self-paced learning, directed reading and practicals. Assessment is through diverse forms of coursework (essays, presentations, reports, briefings) and exams. Your dissertation will be assessed separately.

Entry requirements

2:2 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Non-standard qualification or professional experience in a relevant area may be considered.

Fees and funding

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Environmental Futures at University of Leicester - UCAS