Political Economy of the Environment (L7094A)
30 credits, Level 6
In this module you:
- develop an in-depth knowledge of the key debates in climate change and environmental degradation
- carry out advanced and independent research on a political economy of the environment topic
- critically review relevant literature on a specific topic.
- capitalism and the environment
- sustainable consumption
- cultural political economy
- environmental economics
- ecological economics
- private environmental governance
- climate change denial and case studies on China and India.
30%: Coursework (Essay)
70%: Written assessment (Essay)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 270 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses: