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Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies


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The Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies offers courses at all levels that will help you gain up-to-date specialised skills and give you a competitive edge in the workplace.

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From one-term courses to PhDs, our teaching and administrative staff look forward to welcoming you on one of our many programmes.

50 years of Latin American Studies celebrated at Birkbeck

An interdisciplinary conference marked the 50th anniversary of the Society for Latin American Studies

The ‘Medellín Miracle’: The politics of crisis, elites and coalitions

Dr Kate Maclean has published a research paper on Medellín, Colombia in connection with the Developmental Leadership Program.

Solar and wind power at heart of pioneering sponsored scholarship

The “enormous potential” of solar and wind power is being studied at Birkbeck thanks to a PhD studentship funded by renewable electricity supplier Good Energy

Major conference to celebrate the diversity of Latin American studies and 50 years of scholarship

Research about urban life, colonial history and women’s health will be shared at a two-day event

01 May 2014 - 16:00: Open Evening

10 May 2014 - 14:00: Where are we now? GEDS Alumni Talk

10 May 2014 - 14:00: Where are we now? GEDS Alumni Talk

GEDS graduates talk about how their studies at Birkbeck progressed and transformed their careers.

15 May 2014 - 18:00: 4th Annual Development Studies Lecture

Tracking the gender politics of the Millennium Development Goals: what lessons for the post-2015 agenda?

04 June 2014 - 18:00: BSc Social Sciences Annual Lecture 2014

Professor Jane Wills from Queen Mary, University of London, in her talk 'Power to the People?' will be discussing community activism and comparing/contrasting the Coalition government's idea of the 'Big Society'.

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Whatever aspect of geography you are interested in - from local culture to global development; from storms, seas and rivers to cities - you can find your place in the Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies.