University of East Anglia UEA

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Climate Change and Global Development (Taught)

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Course summary

Overview Climate change is one of the most challenging issues facing humankind today. Responding to climate change requires fundamental changes throughout society. These changes will have profound implications for key development issues such as poverty, inequality, and social justice. Whether exploring the science of climate change with simple climate models, investigating the links between adaptation and the sustainable development goals, or understanding the implications of mitigation choices on poverty, you’ll gain high-level analytical skills and knowledge to equip you for your chosen career path. The School of International Development is the ideal place to study climate change, bringing together UEA’s unrivalled excellence in pioneering climate research with its world-renowned focus on issues of international development. Please note we are changing our name to the School of Global Development from 1 August 2023, as we mark our 50th Anniversary. About This Course From day one, you’ll be immersed in cutting edge research, learning from the combined expertise of research-active staff in the School of International Development (Global Development from 1 August 2023), the School of Environmental Science, and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. You’ll kick off your studies by getting an overview of the essentials of climate change and its links with key issues in development including the science of climate change, climate impacts and attribution, and the Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on resource-poor and vulnerable locations and countries. Over the course of the year, you will have opportunities to study increasingly more specialised or in-depth subjects including the physical science of climate change, agriculture and food systems, global challenges and environmental change, sustainable consumption, and energy systems for example. The course is multidisciplinary and includes a strong practice-based focus with opportunities to develop both research and transferable employability skills to support a wide variety of career destinations. Throughout the year, you will hear from inspiring practitioners giving you an insight into what it is like to work in development or in jobs linked to climate change. The course concludes with an independent piece of research or a work placement. in both instances, the independent piece of research and work placement provide an opportunity for you to put into practice the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained throughout the course. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


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Assessment method


Entry requirements

Good social sciences degree, 2.1 or equivalent required. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9650 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9650 Whole course
Scotland £9650 Whole course
Wales £9650 Whole course
International £19800 Whole course

Additional fee information

If you are a postgraduate student on a part-time course please assume a 50% fee of the equivalent full-time course per year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking. Module fees are subject to incremental increases for any subsequent years of study. Please enquire within the faculty admissions office to find out whether a part-time option is available for your course.

Sponsorship information

UEA offers a number of scholarships each year to qualified UK/EU and international students; these awards are based on academic merit.

Climate Change and Global Development at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS