|Study location||United Kingdom, Aberystwyth|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£15,000 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above in a related subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 7.0 with minimum 6.0 in each component
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The Aberystwyth University MA in Regional and Environmental Policy will provide you with a programme of advanced training in regional and environmental policy and sustainability. Based at the University’s Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (DGES), this course is aimed at recent graduates, anyone wishing to pursue careers relating to regional and environmental policy in the public, private or voluntary sectors or for those preparing for relevant PhD studies.
This highly relevant and up-to-date Masters will connect you to the latest research in Human Geography and help you explore the dynamics of environmental and economic change. You will analyse the policy-making process, current policies and their implementation, and the resulting challenges that arise from policy intervention. As you study, you will master the conceptual and methodological tools that will enable you to become a confident and professional policy researcher and analyst.
Thus equipped, you will work independently and develop your own study methods to tackle your dissertation project. You will plan, design and present an independent research project in your chosen area. This significant activity, and every part of this very practical course, will thoroughly prepare you for entering the jobs market by tutoring you in transferable skills such as good project management practices, team work, the presenting and reporting of work and creative communication modes.
Thanks to the balanced programme of advanced scientific understanding and practical experience you will gain on this course, you will be an attractive prospect for employment or further research at PhD level.
The MA in Regional and Environmental Policy offers you a clear vocational path. For instance, the Regional Policy and Governance module will require you to address both academic and applied perspectives on devolution, globalization, economic and cultural development, social exclusion and participation. The Environmental Policy and Sustainability module places a strong emphasis on how you will evaluate the interface between environmental theory and environmental policy.
In studying these and other modules, you will receive advanced training in the fundamental principles and practices of environmentalism, environmental risk and management, sustainability and resilience, as well as environmental behaviour and state-sponsored environmental behavioural change.
Your training will be augmented by working with local policy practitioners based at various organizations within the Welsh Assembly and the local government complexes in Aberystwyth. Here you will be able to put into practise the cutting-edge, research-based theory of the taught modules. In addition, this unique opportunity to gain highly-prized vocational skills is furthered by the Work Experience module which will place you within one of a range of organizations, including the Welsh Assembly Government, the Countryside Council for Wales, other commercial consultancy firms and non-governmental organisations.
On completing your MA, your theoretical expertise and proven experience in economic development and environmental management will stand you in excellent stead for employment in related professions in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Your subject-specific expertise and cache of vocational skills will open up opportunities to enter a wide range of careers across regional and local government, industry bodies and independent consultancies.