What will I learn?

The environmental social science programmes are interdepartmental and benefit from expertise found across the faculty of social sciences. Social science perspectives are crucial to understanding and solving environmental problems. Human behaviour produces many elements of the ‘natural’ environment, from landscapes to floods and famines. Local and national policies and international agreements regulate the environmental practices of corporations, governments and households. The social sciences have a great deal to contribute to understanding what have become defined as environmental issues, and what measures can most effectively tackle them. The multidisciplinary Environmental Social Science programmes draw on the contributions of Anthropology, Conservation and Ecology, Law, Social Policy and Sociology. In each of these disciplines, Kent is very active in research. The programmes therefore build upon a strong base. Recent graduates have gone on to pursue careers in environmental law, community projects, research, education, advocacy and social policy at both local and central government levels.

Which department am I in?

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£16,200.00 (US$ 19,989) per year
For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 September 2020

Venue

Canterbury Campus

University of Kent,

Canterbury,

Kent,

CT2 7NZ, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students should have a good honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent vocational experience. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications. Students whose first language is not English need an IELTS with 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component). TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall (with a minimum of 22 in R; 21 in W; 17 in L; 20 in S).

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About this uni

The University of Kent has been awarded the highest rating in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

  • GBP 197M investment in facilities and resources until 2020-21
  • 3 of Kent’s subject areas are ranked among world’s top 100
  • Winner of Outstanding Support for Students THE 2017 award
  • 96%+ graduates in 2016 were in employment within 6 months