Teaching

Students interested in pursuing ecocritical research at postgraduate level may wish to consider the following (a) list of academics interested in supervising doctoral projects and (b) list of MA courses

(Please note that ASLE-UKI does not endorse any individual, institution or programme):

Doctoral supervision list (please click to access)

King’s College, London, MA in Climate Change: History, Culture, Society

King’s College London is offering a new multi-disciplinary MA in Climate Change: History, Culture, Society led by Professor Mike Hulme, founding director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.  This unique MA Programme provides students with the theories, methods and skills to analyse climate change from different historical, cultural and social perspectives.  It will enable you to better understand how people in different settings around the world make sense of climate change and the different ways they respond to it.

For further details about the course please visit the website.

The poster can be downloaded HERE

Bath Spa University, Department of English, MA in Literature, Landscape and Environment

How does literature debate and reflect humanity’s relationship with ‘Nature’? What makes ‘the country’, ‘the wilderness’ or ‘the city’ what it is? How does literature respond to environmental destruction? Is it influenced by modern environmental movements?

The MA in Literature, Landscape and Environment enables students to address the kind of questions that are increasingly important to the direction of modern English literary studies.

The MA is taught by Bath Spa staff who are internationally recognised for their research: one has won the BBC Wildlife Award for Nature Writing and another has written a prize-winning study of early-modern London; others have been chairs of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. Bath Spa University is also the home of the journal Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism.

For course details and information, please see: http://literaturelandenvironment.org.uk/tutors/

University of Glasgow, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, MLitt Environment, Culture and Communication

This interdisciplinary programme is concerned with the complex relationships Western societies have with their environments, exploring the ways in which these relationships are being enacted and contested in an age of environmental crisis.  The programme blends literary, filmic and journalistic depictions of the environment with courses examining sustainability, environmental ethics and climate change, as well as paying attention to ‘green’ political discourse.  The programme privileges the development of skills in communicating environmental ideas in a range of genres, supported by tuition in communication strategies.  Field trips are built-in to the curriculum.  Suitable for students with or without a specialism in literary or environmental studies, the degree seeks to produce graduates who possess knowledge of environmental attitudes from a range of disciplinary perspectives.  This will assist their finding employment in fields such as arts and culture, media and journalism, advertising and consultancy or pursuing postgraduate work.

Contact: Dr David Borthwick

University of Essex, MA Wild Writing: Literature and the Environment

This interdisciplinary program combines studies in the humanities and sciences. It is global in its concerns but includes a core module focussing on the region of East Anglia. Field trips take you into the natural world.  Students read environmental literature and criticism from the early nineteenth century through to the present moment and take at least one module in environmental science. Creative writing options are available if that is your area of interest. Assessment is though essays or creative writing, and a dissertation. One year full-time or two years part-time. Teachers include: James Canton, Susan Oliver, and distinguished environmental science writer and scholar Jules Pretty.
Open to applicants without specialist backgrounds in literary studies or the biological sciences. To apply online visit: www.essex.ac.uk/pgapply. For more information, please contact Jane Thorp at thor@essex.ac.uk Tel. 01206 872624, or Susan Oliver at soliver@essex.ac.uk.

University of East Anglia, MA Environmental Sciences and Humanities (MA/MSc)

The MA/MSc in Environmental Sciences and Humanities is an original, truly interdisciplinary one-year Master’s course which combines different approaches from the sciences and humanities for thinking about our relationship with the natural world. It brings together researchers in the environmental sciences, philosophy, history and literature to develop new ways of thinking about environmental change and social transitions, and to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of our different approaches. The course is strongly orientated towards developing the insights of interdisciplinary work for policy-making.

For further information please visit the website or contact Dr Rupert Read.

You may also download the flyer here

Institutions teaching postgraduate programmes consistent with the aims of ASLE-UKI are invited to submit course details via the Contact Us link below.