Taught course

Climate Change Studies - Policy, Justice and Global Politics

Keele University · School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy - SPIRE

Entry requirements

In order to apply you must have a first degree (UK second class honours degree or equivalent or above). Where English is not a first language, proof of English language competence will be required (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6 in each sub-test).

Months of entry


Course content

Aims of the course:
Think, talk, and write about climate change, and the ways in which it is represented, in a systematic, critical and well-informed way. Understand, evaluate and apply a range of theories about the political consequences of climate change, and appreciate the theory and empirical reality of responses to climate change in their social and political contexts. Develop the ability to conduct and report on their own research using appropriate techniques of scholarship in the social sciences. These research skills are essential for the dissertation, but also give a good grounding for future academic or professional work.

Information for international students

Keele offers a safe supportive campus environment. This course can be taken by international students. It is delivered in four short blocks - and is mainly intended for those unable to live at Keele during the year. It would be possible to take this course while doing an internship elsewhere.

Fees and funding

Subject to resources being available, SPIRE offers part-fee bursaries to some postgraduate students. Details are available on the SPIRE website or from Kathryn Ainsworth, Postgraduate Co-ordinator at k.s.ainsworth@pol.keele.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66

Course contact details

Kathryn Ainsworth