Environment and Planetary Health at University of Lincoln - UCAS

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Course summary

The field of planetary health is an emerging one and is necessary for tackling many of the major contemporary challenges we experience in the world today, such as the climate, pollution, and biodiversity crises. The concept of planetary health recognises the reliance of human populations on healthy ecosystems, including the highly complex socio-ecological feedback mechanisms involved in interactions between humans and nature. The aim of this MSc programme is to develop students that have an advanced interdisciplinary understanding of the interconnections between the natural environment, ecosystems, human health, and wellbeing. The programme draws on knowledge and skills from a range of disciplines including physical and human geography, life science, environmental sciences, health and medicine, and political science. A particular area of focus will be assessing the impact of the interconnected environmental, social, and health crises from a local to global scale, and developing management, mitigation, and adaptation strategies to address them.

Assessment method

Modules combine knowledge from relevant disciplines, including physical and human geography, environmental sciences, health and medicine, social and political science, psychology, and engineering, to address the key themes of planetary health, including climate change, urbanisation, contaminants, disease, food production, biodiversity, and ecosystem services. The programme will also focus on the research that is undertaken by various research groups within the Department of Geography, the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, and the wider university including the Development, Inequality, Resilience and Environments (DIRE), Lincoln Climate Research Group (LCRG), Catchments and Coasts Research Group (CCRG), Lincoln Soils Research Group (LSRG), and the Lincoln Centre for Ecological Justice (LinCEJ). It builds on the wide range of expertise and interdisciplinarily knowledge available within and across these groups and centres.

Entry requirements

Students should hold a second class honours degree or higher in geography, environmental science or studies, earth science, life sciences, politics and social sciences, or a related discipline.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9000 Whole course
Scotland £9000 Whole course
Wales £9000 Whole course
International £16300 Whole course

Additional fee information

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Environment and Planetary Health at University of Lincoln - UCAS