London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

The PhD in Environmental Policy and Development aims to provide a rigorous, research-based approach to the social scientific study of environmental change and development. The doctoral programme provides you with advanced and up-to-date teaching in environmental governance and development studies as well as tailored research skills training. Moreover, the doctoral experience at LSE exposes you to an international, vibrant and multidisciplinary research environment. This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of scholarly publication and which makes an original contribution to the social scientific study of environmental change and development. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

The PhD in Environmental Policy and Development provides students with the knowledge and skill to be competitive in both private and public sector employment. Previous doctoral students have found employment in academic and research institutions, as well as in international organisations, the environmental consultancy sector, and high-profile positions in governmental institutions. Recent graduates have gone into careers in the US Treasury, World Bank and the Conservation Strategy Fund.

Start Date:

Duration: Three-four years (minimum 2) full-time..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Overseas Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: The minimum entry requirement for this programme is a taught master?s degree (or equivalent), with a minimum of 65 per cent average and at least 70 in dissertation, in a related discipline.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 overall (reading 6.5, writing 6.5, Writing 7.0, Speaking 6.5).