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MA Environment, Culture and Society (Research)
Scheme of study
This MA is specifically designed to equip students intending to pursue doctoral research in the area of environmental sociology. It is recognised by the ESRC for postgraduate (1+3) funding.
This research training Masters is intended to pursue the general aims of the Environment, Culture and Public Policy pathway of the MA in Society, Technology and Nature, while also:
During their MA study, students take six modules and complete a dissertation.
All students take the following four compulsory modules:
Each student also takes a further two modules (20 credits each), normally selected from these modules*:
All six modules are assessed, generally with a 5,000-word essay; students do two such assessments in each of the Michaelmas, Lent and Summer terms.
The dissertation (15,000 words, 60 credits) is written and submitted in sections and typically consists of: literature review; a PhD draft research proposal; pilot empirical research and/or methodological/theoretical reflections on the orientation and conduct of the PhD project.
Students receive supervision from their prospective PhD supervisors during their MA year, in order to help them link their MA study and training better to their intended doctoral research.
* Please note that not all of these modules may be available in any given year.
You are welcome to come into the department on an informal basis to meet staff and current students and also look around the department and university.
Please contact Rachel Hemmings to arrange this.
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