Our degrees



24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 9

Convener: Associate Professor L van Sittert

Course entry requirements: Acceptance for a Master’s programme.

Course outline:

Environmental Conflicts: Special Topics offers the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary conflicts around the environment. To do so, it will draw on contemporary scholarship across a wide range of disciplines in the Humanities, Law, and Health, Life and Earth Sciences, and engage researchers, activists and stakeholders in campus dialogues. Its goal is to seed new research interests in the humanities by opening up public and transdisciplinary conversations on critical issues relating to decision-making in ecologies of households and cities, and at national and global levels.

The seminars will draw on a range of printed and electronic sources, experts, policy debates, student seminars and field visits to enrich our understanding of these issues.

DP requirements: Attendance at all seminars and completion of all written work.

Assessment: Two 2,500 word essays (50%); one 4,000 word research project (40%); prepared seminar discussion questions (10%).