Livelihoods and Governance
Livelihoods and Governance is a specialisation of the MSc in Environment and Development.
This emphasizes people’s livelihoods and environmental resources, and the governance links between these. The specialization is oriented towards social science theories and concepts related to analysing and understanding challenges at the nexus of agriculture, livelihoods, and governance at local and household levels. Students will learn a range of quantitative and qualitative techniques and learn to analyse and interpret different forms of data to generate consistent conclusions. This includes the ability to apply principles, theories, and frameworks to case studies and critically engage in research and debates related to local development and environmental resource governance.
Livelihoods and Governance consists of a number of compulsory courses, elective courses and restricted elective courses during the first year.
- Compulsory courses – 30 ECTS-points
- Restricted elective courses – 30 ECTS-points
- Elective courses – 15 ECTS-points
- Thesis – 45 ECTS-points
The thesis must be based on at least two months of field work.
The programme structure is shown below. Please note that the suggested block placement of restricted elective and elective courses is not mandatory. The placement depends on the courses chosen.
|Block 1||Block 2||Block 3||Block 4|
|Year 1||Practising Interdisciplinarity||Environment and Development – from theory to practice||Interdisciplinary Land Use and Natural Resource Management||Elective course|
|Restricted elective course||Restricted elective course||Elective course|
|Year 2||Restricted elective course||Thesis|
|Restricted elective course|
Restricted elective courses
Choose your restricted elective courses from the list below. Click on each course for a detailed description.
- Applied Ethnobotany
- Political Ecology
- Land Use Transitions in the Global South
- Applied Econometrics
- Tropical Forests, People, and Policies
- Planning Interdisciplinary Research
- Environment, Society and Development
- Livelihoods and Environmental Change
- Participatory Natural Resource Governance
- Globalisation and Dynamics in Global Value Chains
- Qualitative Methods
- Rural-Urban Transformations in the Global South
- Critical Development Studies
- Agricultural Value Chains in Developing Countries