PKU-LSE Double Master Degree Programme

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1.  Introduction

In order to cultivate leading thinkers with an international perspective in environmental field, Peking University (PKU) and the London School of Economics and Economics (LSE) have jointly launched a double master's degree programme. The project will grant students a double master's degree, namely a master's degree in environmental management from PKU and a master's degree in science (MSc) from LSE.

The project will focus on the environment and health, China from multiple perspectives of environment, economy, society, energy, and resources through theoretical teaching and case analysis. Environmental management and policy, providing graduates with the basic scientific foundation of environment-health, cognitive and analytical methods, management and policy implications, and possible management and policy responses, etc., to cultivate comprehensive analysis of environmental problems.

This project is open to students from all over the world.

All professional courses and writing courses in this project are taught in English.

 

2.  About the Programme

This project has a two-year academic structure, that is, one year of study at the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (CESE), Peking University, and the second year of study at the Department of Geography and Environment of the London School of Economics and Economics and Political Science.

The specific course arrangements are based on those published by LSE and PKU.

(1) Year 1 at Peking University  Masters in Sciences in Environmental Management

The study of the first year is arranged and managed by CESE of Peking University. The teaching staff of this project are mainly from CESE, and some from other colleges, departments and centers at PKU.

Requirements

In the first year, students are required to complete 21 credits, including compulsory courses and a thesis. Among them, 2 credits are for language (2 credits for Chinese students on English language, 2 credits for non-Chinese students on Chinese language), 2 credits on a general course called Introduction to China, 1 credits for essay writing and 16 credits for professional courses are listed in the table below.

Courses

 

Title

Credits

Environmental Pollution: Air, Water, and Soil

2

Global Environmental Health: Principles and Case Studies

2

Energy Utilization and Sustainable Development

2

Environmental Health Research: Methods and Application

2

Global Environment: Science and Engineering Perspective

2

Environmental Policy and Management

2

Climate Change and Sustainable Development

2

Seminars on Chinas environment and development

2

Language study

2

Introduction of China

2

Dissertation/Thesis

1

 

 

Supervisor

Students receive guidance from their supervisors from the first semester.

Thesis

Students need to determine the thesis topic in the first semester, and write and defend in the second semester. Peking University generally announces the deadline for submission and defense of papers at the beginning of each academic year. Students of this project must reply before the deadline to ensure the award of the degree. 

(2) Year 2, at LSE

Arranged and managed by the Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Requirements

Students must complete the course (both taught in English) and complete a master's thesis to obtain a master's degree.

Details in these links below:

https://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Graduate/degree-programmes-2021/LSE-PKU-Double-Degree-Department-of-Geography

https://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Graduate/Prospective-students/Entry-requirements/English-language-requirements

Courses

Year 2, at LSE - Msc Environmental Policy and Regulation

Students must take two compulsory courses (two units), a dissertation, and either 1.0 or 1.5 units of optional courses.

Paper 1

GY420 Environmental Regulation: Implementing Policy (1.0)

Paper 2

GY423 Environment and Development (1.0)  or 

GY468 Environment and Development: Sustainability, Technology and Business (0.5)  

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 1.5 units if taking GY468, or 1.0 unit if taking GY423 (under Paper 2 above):

DV415 Global Environmental Governance (0.5)

EU421 Policy-Making in the European Union (0.5)

GY427 Climate Change: Science, Economics and Policy (0.5)

GY446 Planning for Sustainable Cities (0.5)

GY455 Economic Appraisal and Valuation (0.5)

IR467 International Political Economy of the Environment(0.5)

LL4A6 Climate Change and International Law (0.5)

LL4BV Transnational Environmental Law (0.5)

SO425 Regulation, Risk and Economic Life (1.0)

SO469 Risk and Governance: A Sociological Approach (0.5)

Paper 4

GY499 Dissertation (1.0)

Details in these links below: https://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/calendar.bak/programmeRegulations/taughtMasters/2015_MScEnvironmentalPolicyAndRegulation.htm

 

Year 2, at LSE  MSc Environment and Development

 

Paper1

GY423 Environment and Development (1.0)

Paper2

One full unit or two half units offered by the Department for International Development (Not DV431).

Paper 3

One full unit or two half units offered by the Department of Geography and Environment from the following:

GI409 Gender, Globalisation and Development: An Introduction (0.5)

GY400 The Economics of Urbanisation (0.5)

GY403 Contemporary Debates in Human Geography (0.5)

GY407 Globalization, Regional Development and Policy (1.0)

GY409 Globalization and Regional Development (0.5)  

GY413 Regional Development and Policy (0.5)  

GY420 Environmental Regulation: Implementing Policy (1.0)

GY421 Gender and Development : Geographical Perspectives

GY427 Climate Change: Science, Economics and Policy (0.5)

GY431 Cities, People and Poverty in the South (0.5)

GY432 Urban Ethnography (0.5)  

GY438 Cities and Social Change in East Asia (0.5)

GY439 Cities, Politics and Citizenship (0.5)

GY455 Economic Appraisal and Valuation (0.5)

GY459 Urban Theory and Policy in the Global South (0.5)

GY464 Race and Space (0.5)  

GY465 Concepts in Environmental Regulation (0.5)

GY467 Global Migration and Development (0.5)

GY470 Urban Africa (0.5)

GY475 Issues in Environmental Governance (0.5)

GY479 Urban Revolutions (0.5)

GY480 Remaking China: Geographical aspects of Development and Disparity (0.5)

LL4A6 Climate Change and International Law (0.5)

Paper 4

GY499 Dissertation (1.0) OR one full or two half units from any courses listed under 3 or offered by the Department for International Development

Details in these links below:

https://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/calendar.bak/programmeRegulations/taughtMasters/2015_MScEnvironmentAndDevelopment.htm

 

Year 2, at LSE, MSc Environmental Economics and Climate Change

 

Paper 1

GY426 Environmental and Resource Economics (1.0)

Paper 2

GY427 Climate Change: Science, Economics and Policy (0.5)

Paper 3

GY428 Applied Quantitative Methods (0.5)

Paper 4

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:

DV490 Economic Development Policy I: Applied Policy Analysis for Macroeconomic Development (0.5)

DV491 Economic Development Policy II: Microeconomic Analysis (0.5)

DV492 Economic Development Policy III: Government Policy Analysis (0.5)

EC411 Microeconomics (1.0) # 1

EC426 Public Economics (1.0) # 2 

EC428 Development and Growth (1.0) # 3 

EC453 Political Economy (1.0) # 4 

EC476 Contracts and Organisations (1.0) # 5 

GV4H5 The Political Philosophy of Environmental Change (0.5)

GY400 The Economics of Urbanisation (0.5)

GY409 Globalization and Regional Development (0.5) 

GY410 Economics of Local and Regional Development (0.5)

GY420 Environmental Regulation: Implementing Policy (1.0)

GY446 Planning for Sustainable Cities (0.5)

GY455 Economic Appraisal and Valuation (0.5)

GY460 Techniques of Spatial Economic Analysis (0.5)

GY465 Concepts in Environmental Regulation (0.5)

GY469 Environment and Development: Ecosystem Services and the Global South (0.5)

GY475 Issues in Environmental Governance (0.5)

IR467 Global Environmental Politics (0.5)

SA4E6 Rural Development and Social Policy (0.5)

SA4F8 Behavioural Public Policy (0.5)

SA4L4 Behaviour, Happiness and Public Policy (0.5)

SO469 Risk and Governance: A Sociological Approach (0.5)

Or other relevant courses to the value of one full unit, subject to approval of the programmeme director and the relevant course proprietor.

Paper 5

GY499 Dissertation (1.0)

Details in these links below:

https://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/calendar.bak/programmeRegulations/taughtMasters/2015_MScEnvironmentalEconomicsAndClimateChange.htm

 

Prerequisite Requirements and Mutually Exclusive Options

1 : Before taking EC411 you must take EC400

2 : Before taking EC426 you must take EC400

3 : Before taking EC428 you must take EC400

4 : Before taking EC453 you must take EC400

5 : Before taking EC476 you must take EC400

Thesis

At the end of the school year at LSE, a graduation thesis must be submitted.

 

3.  Tuition and Scholarship

Students of this project should pay their tuition fees for the year of study in accordance with the prescribed standards. The tuition fees for this project at Peking University and the London School of Economics and Political Science are subject to the official announcement of the two colleges that year.

Scholarship support is available in PKU and LSE, details in these links below:

Peking University Master's Scholarships:

https://grs.pku.edu.cn/jzgz/gzsk/232244.htm

Peking University Scholarship for International Students: http://www.isd.pku.edu.cn/HOME/SCHOLARSHIP/General_Information.htm

LSE Scholarship Application Website: https://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Graduate/fees-and-funding/secure/graduate-support-scheme

 

4.  Master's degree

The degrees awarded in this project require two years of completed study. It is NOT possible to receive the PKU degree after one year at PKU. Students must complete all courses of PKU and LSE, and pass all the assessments before they can obtain a master of science degree in environmental management from PKU and a master of science degree from LSE in Regulation, or Environment and Development, or Environmental Economics and Climate Change. If you cannot complete all the courses of the project or fail to meet the graduation requirements of the two schools, you cannot separately obtain a master's degree in environmental management from PKU or a master's degree in science from LSE.

 

5.  Contact

Ms. ZHANG Shiqiu (PKU-LSE Programme Director)

Email: zhangshq@pku.edu.cn     Tel: +86-6276-4974

Ms. WU Zhuxuan (PKU-LSE Programme Administrator)  

Email: zhuxuanwu@pku.edu.cn   Tel: +86-6275-8525

Lee Mager ,the Deputy Manager in the Dept. of Geography and Environment (G&E) at LSE

Email: A.L.Mager@lse.ac.uk

CESE, PKU websit: http://en.cese.pku.edu.cn/

PKU website: http://english.pku.edu.cn/

LSE website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/home.aspx