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Gender, Environment & Global Poverty - ENV00033H

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  • Department: Environment and Geography
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Richard Friend
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module summary

The module will explore the gendered dimensions of poverty and the underlying inequalities that perpetuate it in an international context.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2022-23 to Spring Term 2022-23

Module aims

In this module the framework of entitlements and capabilities will be explored to approach gender inequalities and social (in)justice. The module will provide exposure to theories, issues, debates and profile positive examples of women and women’s organizations that are reducing poverty through inclusive programs, policies and accountability measures in an effort to shift power dynamics and reduce disparity. The module will prepare students for careers as diverse as public policy, social service, education, management, counselling and publishing.

Module learning outcomes

On completion of this module, a capable student will be able to:

Subject content:

  • Undertake detailed interpretation and analysis of inter-related aspects of gender, poverty and environment
  • Analyse and synthesise key theoretical debates in gender inequality, income & growth and show awareness of how theoretical interests have developed.
  • Integrate comprehensive knowledge of contemporary gender and poverty issues with social, political, economic and environmental change.
  • Critically analyse gender-related social and environmental problems and identify ways of addressing them

Academic and graduate skills

  • Assign and delegate tasks well, setting deadlines and leading by good example.
  • Prioritise, work efficiently and productively, and manage your time well
  • Take a logical and analytical approach to solving problems and resolving issues
  • Develop emotional intelligence and empathy that are essential skills for working in a team


Task Length % of module mark
Essay - 2500 words
N/A 50
Online Exam - 24 hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Gender, Environment and Global Poverty Open Exam
N/A 50

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Reassessment: Essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

Continuous feedback will be made available to the students during the seminar sessions.

Feedback on coursework will be delivered individually (4 week turnaround).

Indicative reading

Reading material will be provided throughout the module, linked to the appropriate lectures on the VLE.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.