GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE FOR GLOBAL CHANGE

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.

MA Science Society and Development course

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.

Further information

“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

Course information

Fees: £13,750
Start date: 19 September 2014
Based: University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
How to apply: Visit the University of Sussex website