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  • Deadline:
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    Description

    One of the critical questions in modern society is how to manage the processes of economic and social development so that we can make sustainable improvements in human welfare without destroying the environmental resource base on which all life depends.

    Current patterns of population growth, industrial development, urbanisation, and the use and consumption of resources are resulting in environmental changes on all scales, from the local to the global. Major issues include pollution, soil erosion and desertification, loss of biodiversity, ozone depletion and global warming. Although such environmental changes manifest themselves as physical problems, the processes which drive the changes are economic, social and political. Therefore, any attempts to manage the use of environmental resources to achieve more sustainable forms of development have to begin with a clear understanding of the socio-economic processes involved.

    Recent graduates have gone on to work in all areas of environmental policy and economics at the local, national and international level, whether in the public sector for government departments and agencies, in the private sector for industry and environmental/management consultancies or in the NGO sector for pressure groups and think tanks. Recent graduates have also gone on to further study at postgraduate level.

    Features of LSE courses

    The BSc degrees in Environment and Development and in Environmental Policy with Economics as a minor subject, differ from most university environment courses as they focus on the subject from a social science rather than a natural science perspective.

    Our teaching emphasises the fact that the majority of environmental problems arise from human actions and decisions, and that all environmental management schemes seek to achieve objectives defined by humans within constraints imposed by political and economic systems.

    You will be taught by a team of very experienced researchers with acknowledged expertise in environmental and ecological economics, environmental policy and planning, business and the environment, development studies, environmental geography, environmental hazards and environmental risk management and natural resources management.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee Not specified Start date October 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    First year:

    • Environmental Change: Past, Present and Future
    • Sustainable Development
    • Environment, Economy and Society
    • Any one course from a list of approved first year geography and environment and outside options
    • LSE100 (Lent Term only)

    Second year:

    • Introduction to Development in the South
    • Environment: Science and Society
    • Applied Environmental Economics
    • One courses from a list of approved second year geography and environment and outside options
    • LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only)

    Third year:

    • Environmental Governance
    • Environment and Development
    • Two courses from a list of approved third year geography and environment options

    This degree allows you to build a critical understanding of processes of environmental change as they relate to human well-being and development, while also equipping you with the broader skills needed for environment and development policy and analysis.

    First year

    You take two courses which deal with the natural environment and with global issues relating to environmental change and sustainable development, a third course on contemporary geographical issues, and a fourth course from within the Department of Geography and Environment, or other departments in the School, such as Economics, Government, International Relations and Social Policy.

    Second and third years

    In the second year, you take courses in Introduction to Development in the South, Environment: Science and Society and Applied Environmental Economics, and another course from an approved list of geography and environment and outside options.

    In the third year you take courses in Environmental Governance, Environment and Development, and two courses from an approved list (one of which may be an Independent Research Project)

    Options

    (* half unit)

    First year
    (
    Not all options are available every year)

    One from:

    • Economics A or Economics B
    • The Internationalisation of Economic Growth, 1870 to the Present Day
    • Introduction to Political Theory
    • Contemporary Europe
    • The Structure of International Society
    • Methods in Spatial and Social Analysis
    • From Empire to Independence: The Extra-European World in the Twentieth Century
    • Introduction to Social Anthropology
    • Population, Economy and Society
    • Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)* and Quantitative Methods (Statistics)*

    Second year

    One from:

    • Comparative Economic Development: Late Industrialisation in Russia, India & Japan
    • States, Nations and Empires
    • Economy, Society and Space
    • Location and Spatial Analysis
    • Political Geographies, Policy and Space
    • Research Techniques (Spatial, Social and Environmental) (compulsory pre-requisite for Independent Research Project)
    • Law and the Environment
    • Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Change
    • Demographic Description and Analysis

    Third year

    Two from:

    • Independent Research Project
    • Theories of Regional Development and Change
    • Urban Development: Politics, Policy and Planning
    • The Geography of Gender: Global Perspectives
    • Applied Location and Spatial Analysis
    • The Political Geography of Development and the South

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 7 CAE score : 80(Grade A) TOEFL paper-based test score : 627 TOEFL iBT® test : 107

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics, grade C or above
    Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B
    International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level
    Other qualifications are considered.

    English language requirements

    Although it is not necessary to have the required grade in an acceptable English Language qualification when you make your application to LSE, if you are made an offer of a place and English is not your mother tongue, it is likely that you would be asked to obtain an acceptable English Language qualification as a condition of your offer.

    The following qualifications are acceptable to LSE:

    • GCSE English Language with a grade B or better.
    • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) English as a First Language with a grade B or better including the Speaking and Listening coursework component (Edexcel) or grade 2 in the optional speaking test (CIE).
    • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) academic test with a score of 7.0 in all four components.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 627 in the paper test including 5.5 in writing and 50 in TSE, or 107 in the internet based test with a minimum of 25 out of 30 in each of the four skills.
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with grade B or better.
    • Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English (CACE) with a grade A.
    • Cambridge English Language (1119) conducted overseas by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate: B4 or better.
    • O level (1120 Brunei, 1125 Mauritius A, 1127 Singapore) grade B or better.
    • Singapore Integrated Programme (IP) Secondary 4 English Language grade B or better.
    • Pearson Test of English (General) with a distinction at level 5 in both the written and the oral test.

    Exceptions

    If students offer the IGCSE in English as a First Language or O level (other than those specified above) and have been educated in the medium of English during their five most recent years of study (prior to 1 September 2011), then we will accept the qualification as sufficient evidence of English Language proficiency.

    Please note that test scores must be achieved from one sitting of the relevant qualification. We will not accept individual component scores from multiple tests

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than London School of Economics and Political Science.

    Funding

    Financial support for 2011 entry

    The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country. Government support, in the form of loans and grants, is available to UK and some EU students, while LSE provides generous financial support, in the form of bursaries and scholarships to UK, EU and overseas students.

    Government support

    for students from England

    Student loan for maintenance

    The student loan for maintenance helps students pay living costs during term times and holidays. The maximum loan available for students studying in London and living away from their parents' home is currently £6,928.

    Maintenance grants

    The means-tested maintenance grant (currently worth up to £2,906) also helps students with living expenses during their time at university. The amount a student is eligible to receive is assessed by Student Finance England. The grant does not have to be repaid.

    Special Support Grant

    The special support grant replaces the maintenance grant for some students who during the course of the academic year, meet the conditions for being a 'prescribed person' under the income support or housing benefit regulations. Students who are likely to qualify include:

    • Single parents
    • Other student parents if they have a partner who is also a student
    • Students with certain disabilities

    Other students may be eligible for the Special Support Grant. You don't necessarily have to receive or even have applied for Income Support or Housing Benefit.

    for students from elsewhere in the UK

    Different financial support packages are available for students from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Students from these countries should refer to one of the following websites:

    Student Finance Wales

    www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

    Student Awards Agency Scotland

    www.saas.gov.uk

    Student Finance Northern Ireland

    www.studentfinanceni.co.uk

    for EU students

    Students from the EU are not usually eligible for UK Government financial support. However, EU nationals (or children of EU nationals) who have lived in the UK or islands for three years before the start of their course (ie, since 1 September 2008 for a course starting on 1 September 2011) may now qualify for a student loan and grants.

    for overseas students

    Students from outside the EU are not eligible to apply for UK Government funds. However, there is a range of funding available for overseas students from external agencies, bodies or your home government, details of which are available from your home government or nearest British Council office (www.britishcouncil.org/learning), or UKCISA (www.ukcisa.org.uk).

    LSE financial support

    for UK students

    LSE Bursary

    The LSE Bursary is available for students from low-income backgrounds (from England and Wales) and is worth up to £7,500 over a three-year programme. The value of the LSE Bursary is linked to students' (or their family's) income levels, which will be assessed when calculating the maintenance grant. The maximum LSE Bursary of £2,500 per year is awarded to those students with the lowest residual income. These Bursaries do not have to be repaid.

    LSE Discretionary Bursary

    The LSE Discretionary Bursary is available for new LSE students (from the UK and the EU) who face exceptional financial needs, including, for example, caring responsibilities, financial need related to disability or an unavoidable requirement to live at home. The value of the award may vary according to need. These Bursaries do not have to be repaid.

    LSE Scholarships

    Each year LSE awards a number of scholarships - funded by private or corporate donation - to UK applicants to the School. The number, value, eligibility criteria and type of awards vary from year to year. Awards are made on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

    Stelios scholarships

    Four Stelios scholarships, currently worth £5,444 per year, are available for UK students applying for business subjects at LSE.

    Access to Learning funds

    Registered UK students from low-income households can apply directly to LSE for Access to Learning funds. These funds are designed for students who may need extra financial support for their course, and are provided by the Government to assist with living expenses.

    for EU students

    LSE Discretionary Bursary

    The LSE discretionary bursary is available to EU students. For information about this bursary and how to apply, please see the section on LSE financial support for UK students.

    LSE scholarships

    LSE offers a number of undergraduate scholarships of varying amounts each year to EU students.

    Stelios scholarships

    Six Stelios scholarships, currently worth £5,444 per year, are available for EU students applying for business subjects at LSE.

    for overseas students

    LSE undergraduate support scheme

    The LSE undergraduate support scheme (USS) is designed to help overseas students who do not have the necessary funds to meet all their costs of study. In 2008, the School disbursed nearly £1 million in entrance awards available to self-financing students of all nationalities. This financial aid is available only for study at LSE. If you are made an offer of admission, we will advise you on how to apply to the USS online. This system is able to provide an immediate indication of an applicant's eligibility for assistance. In the first instance, you will be assessed on the basis of your financial circumstances. Awards are renewable for each year of your course. Applications will be considered between the end of February and the middle of August.

    LSE scholarships

    The School offers a limited number of undergraduate scholarships of varying amounts each year for overseas students.

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