The environmental crisis is multi-dimensional and demands an interdisciplinary approach. The MA in Environmental Humanities offers students an outstanding opportunity to cross disciplinary boundaries, working across the humanities and social sciences, whilst also pursuing their own interests.
Professor Robert Song and Assistant Professor Simona Capisani talk about the impact of Environmental Humanities, explain the scope of the MA at Durham University and describe which career options it offers.
The MA in Environmental Humanities is part of a suite of Masters programmes in sustainability which share a core module and enable students to meet and learn from other students working in environmental themes at postgraduate level from right across the university.
Durham has a substantial number of academic staff across a range of disciplines in the arts and humanities whose internationally recognized excellence in research on climate change and the environment provides students with the intellectual opportunity to creatively examine and address the complex challenges posed by our changing climate.
As more organizations are recognising the importance of environmental sustainability for their strategic development, an increasing number of career options are opening up for graduates with an MA in Environmental Humanities.
The range of options include careers in national, international and local government agencies, corporate responsibility and sustainability, sustainability management, policy research, environmental journalism and writing, environmental tourism, conservation work, environmentally-oriented NGOs and charities, as well as enhanced suitability for business graduate programmes in sustainability. Masters graduates with arts and humanities degrees are often attractive to employers because of their flexibility, understanding and ability to communicate, as well as their analytical and synthetic skills.
For those wishing to pursue doctoral level research in environmental humanities, the MA provides an outstanding grounding in this fast-growing interdisciplinary area. The flexibility of the programme enables students to pursue their interests whilst also learning to work in an interdisciplinary context.
A growing number of organizations across all sectors are recognizing that environmental thinking needs to be core to their ways of operating. This MA provides students with an excellent grounding for a wide range of different career paths.
In this video we hear how the research of some of our academics contributes to the MA in Environmental Humanities at Durham University.
Join Simona Capisani, Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Durham University, and Simon James, Professor in Philosophy at Durham University, in their conversation about Environmental Philosophy.
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