skip to content

Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Anthropocene Studies is no longer accepting new applications.

One of the highlights of the Anthropocene Studies programme is having a different lecturer almost every week and for each seminar, with each individual bringing a different perspective to the themes surrounding the Anthropocene. The small group setting created in seminars allowed for the leader’s research to be discussed, as well as critical conversations on close readings of texts and case studies. These discussions always took surprising turns, as the group of students could be coming from academic backgrounds ranging from literature to conservation, and I consistently walked away with new, dynamic understandings of the seminar topic. 

Sarah (April 2021)

The Anthropocene is a big concept. This is the course for you if you would like to unpack the multiple dimensions - ethical, social, cultural, economic, political, and geographical - of what the Anthropocene could or should mean to diverse societies, countries, regions and to humanity as a whole. And animals too. The Social Sciences Research Methods Programme (SSRMP) provides a wide breadth of excellent modules in both quantitative and qualitative methods. I particularly appreciate the freedom given in choosing your own topic for the course essay and MPhil dissertation. And the opportunity to attend some Holocene Climates lectures too.

PL (April 2021)

Key Information

11 Months full-time

Study Mode : Taught

Master of Philosophy

Department of Geography

Course - related enquiries

Application - related enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.

Similar Courses