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Environmental Anthropology is an interdisciplinary study that focuses on changing human-environment relationships the world over and throughout time.
This programme offers you the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge of the dynamics of human-environment relationships in time and space, with a focus on how people both understand and influence the environment. You study issues such as:
• Biocultural diversity• Ethnobiological knowledge systems• Historical and Political Ecology• Multispecies ethnography• Anthropology and Conservation• Life in the Anthropocene• Human adaptation to environmental and climatic change
There is an option to study this programme as an MA or an MSc, with students who opt for the MSc being offered the opportunity to take conservation modules taught by researchers from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
As well as study in the classroom, the programme also offers an extensive range of field trips, which in the past have included:
• The ancient woodland of Blean• The National Fruit Collection at Brogdale• The Bird of Prey Centre at Leeds Castle• The Powell-Cotton Museum• The Canterbury Cathedral Library• Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew• The Eden Project
As a graduate of this programme, you will have a range of both practical and evaluative skills, and experience of conducting empirical and applied research. This allows you to pursue doctoral research, or a career in fields as diverse as:
• Environmental policy and management• Biodiversity conservation• International journalism• Environmental advocacy• Research and Education• Sustainable development
In this talk, Dr Robert Fish of the University of Kent, explains how the field of human ecology seeks to promote understanding of nature and the life-giving, life-saving and life-affirming role it plays in people’s lives.