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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

The Dissertation for the MSc People and Environment is a substantial piece of independent research and writing within the field of environmental anthropology. The topic is agreed with the programme coordinator, and it is generally completed during the summer months.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Andrew Whitehouse

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This dissertation is based on independent research leading to a 10-12,000 word dissertation.  The students will be prepared for this in a separate course entitled ‘Dissertation preparation seminar’. Supervision will also be provided by an appropriate member of staff.

Further Information & Notes

·         Demonstrate a grasp of the major anthropological approaches to environmental anthropology.

·         Demonstrate a capacity to assess critically these approaches.

·         Demonstrate the skills of critical reasoning and argument in an extended piece of writing.

·         Conduct independent research and report on it.

100% coursework – 12,000 word thesis.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

100% coursework – 12,000 word thesis.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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