Institution: United Nations University(UNU)

Deadline: 15th January, 2018

Link to Opportunity

United Nations University offers a International Joint MSc Programme on Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security.  The main purpose of the two-year Master’s of Science programme is to provide postgraduate students with detailed knowledge, critical understanding, strategies and the tools required to take an interdisciplinary approach towards environmental risks and human security. The Master’s programme addresses theoretical and methodological debates in geography to better understand the complex emergence of environmental risks and natural hazards and their implications for human-nature relations (vulnerability, resilience, adaptation) and how to deal with them in practice. As a joint programme by the Department of Geography and the United Nations University in Bonn, the course provides a unique combination of advanced conceptual and applied engagements with the field of environmental risks and human security in an international context.

The programme’s primary goals are given below:

  • Theoretical and methodological expertise in the field of environmental risks and human security combined with practical experiences
  • Strong focus on developing countries/ the “Global South”
  • Intercultural and interdisciplinary learning environment
  • Possibility to engage in ongoing research projects at both institutions
  • Close cooperation with the UN system & international organizations