Global Politics of Environment and Resources

MSc Global Politics of Environment and Resources you will become knowledgeable about the trajectories of current environmental and demographic change and explore the tensions and contradictions they generate from a critical geopolitical perspective.

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Degree

MSc (Hons) Global Politics of Environment and Resources

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Start Dates

October

Degree Overview

We live in a time of unevenly distributed climate calamity. Droughts, wildfires, floods and heatwaves are now a part of the fabric of everyday life in the Global North, while those in the Global South occupy the frontlines of ecological collapse.

On this MSc Global Politics of Environment and Resources you will become knowledgeable about the trajectories of current environmental and demographic change and explore the tensions and contradictions they generate from a critical geopolitical perspective.

Drawing from Birkbeck’s expertise across politics, geography, history and law this course offers you an ambitious curriculum addressing conceptual issues of:

– climate change
– uneven resource access
– food sovereignty and security
– demographic change.

We provide you with a concrete examination of key areas in contemporary environmental policy and law, and you will be taught by research-active academics keen to share their insight and knowledge of topics including political ecology, political economy, critical geography, political theory, and international environmental policy and governance.

You will undertake specific case studies of geopolitical, population and environmental occurrences and debates in particular countries or regions. You will also gain a working knowledge of the main theoretical debates regarding the relationship between resource use, food, politics and society.

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  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the university over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, stationary and additional resources.

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