Environmental Ethics in Great Britain

Green Great Britain FlagGreat Britain boasts an impressive number of scholars and academic programs devoted to environmental ethics and philosophy. Beyond programs focusing exclusively on environmental ethics or environmental science, some more general graduate programs allow students to specialize in environmental ethics for their theses and dissertations.

ISEE Representative
Simon Paul James Email: s.p.james@durham.ac.uk Website: http://durham.academia.edu/SJames Department of Philosophy Durham University 50 Old Elvet DH1 3HN United Kingdom
Schools, Programs, Degrees, Classes
MA in Environmental Sciences and Humanities (MA/MSc), University of East Anglia. Director: Rupert Read, r.read@uea.ac.uk

The MA/MSc in Environmental Sciences and Humanities, a one-year Master’s course, is orientated toward developing the insights of interdisciplinary work for policy-making to develop new ways of thinking about environmental change and social transitions, and to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.

MSc in Environment, Culture and Society, University of Edinburgh. Director: Emily Brady, emily.brady@ed.ac.uk

This masters programme offers the opportunity for students to develop their interests at an advanced level within a multidisciplinary context by drawing on expertise from across the university, especially geography, philosophy, theology, anthropology, development studies, and science and technology studies.

PhD, MPhil, or MA in Philosophy, University of Liverpool. Department Head: Barry Dainton, bdainton@liverpool.ac.uk

Although the University of Liverpool’s graduate program does not focus on environmental ethics in particular, the staff is willing to supervise theses and dissertations in environmental ethics and has done so in the past. Those interested in pursuing graduate study with an emphasis on environmental philosophy should contact Simon Hailwood (hailwood@liverpool.ac.uk).

PhD or MA in Philosophy, Durham University. Director of PG Studies: Simon Paul James, s.p.james@durham.ac.uk

Like the University of Liverpool, Durham University has several faculty working in environmental ethics and is willing to supervise theses and dissertations in the area. Since Simon Paul James is one of the main faculty members working in environmental philosophy, prospective students interested in the subject should contact him directly.

Various Programs, Schumacher College

The staff at Schumacher College offers a wide range of courses relating to environmental science, ethics, and economics. Graduate programs include an MA program in Economics for Transition, an MSc in Sustainable Horticulture and Food Production, and an MSC in Holistic Science.

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Programs in Environmental Politics

Some other available courses include:

Centers, Organizations, Journals, Networks
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