MA Science, Society and Development
Sustainability is one of the key issues facing a world with an increasing population and environmental change. This MA looks at Sustainability and Development, focussing on the key areas of environment, agriculture and health.
Students are invited to address complex policy issues including water and sanitation, epidemic disease, the African Green Revolution, biodiversity and genetically modified crops.
What makes this course unique is its emphasis on the ways that politics permeates policy processes at all levels, and plays out through competing framings, narratives, knowledges and networks. Starting with a solid grounding in development studies and society-science-technology relations, the programme then puts the dynamics of policy processes at centre stage.
- Full programme for 2014 MA Science, Society and Development (pdf)
- Reading lists for MA Science, Society and Development
“IDS is the best of both worlds, a University experience and the dynamic work environment of a think tank and policy advisory body of repute.”
Shweta Srinivasan MA Science, Society and Development student 2010/11
A good honours degree in a social or natural science discipline, and work experience in development-related work. The minimum acceptable level of English language competence is grade 7 overall, and no less than 6.5 in each section of the IELTS test (or equivalent).
a University experience and the dynamic work environment of a think tank and policy advisory body of repute
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Public lecture: 'What is the right balance between respecting evidence and living in the real world?' by Professor Anne Glover
6 February 2013 17:45 to 19:00
Jubilee Building, University of Sussex
STEPS Symposium 2013: Credibility across cultures - expertise, uncertainty and the global politics of scientific advice
6 February 2013 - 7 February 2013
University of Sussex Conference Centre
STEPS Centre Water Seminar 'Brazilian Water Resource Management Policy and Space for Social Participation'
26 February 2010 13:00 - 14:30
IDS room 221