Taught course

Climate Change Politics and Policy

Loughborough University · Geography and Environment

Entry requirements

An honours degree (good 2:2 of 55% or above) or equivalent international qualification in geography or other social science discipline.

Applicants with appropriate professional expertise will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA Climate Change Politics and Policy degree addresses the urgent societal challenge of climate change, with a broad, international, problem-focused perspective that will suit students from a wide range of backgrounds.

Climate change is the most critical and urgent issue facing humanity in the 21 century. How to keep populations and infrastructure safe from extreme weather events; how to coordinate international diplomatic efforts to mitigate ecological disaster; how to enhance or simply maintain human health and living standards; how to link activities from public and commercial sectors, and from diverse academic disciplines, to address common challenges in the resilience and sustainability of global living systems; these are challenges that define the 21 century and will define the legacy of the individuals and institutions of today.

Modules that form part of this programme tackle issues such as international politics and globalization, sustainability and development, crisis governance, and putting climate science into practice. Students will graduate prepared to become agents of change who can embed sustainable, critically-informed practices into their careers. Their training will enable public and private sector organisations to survive and thrive because they have a command of science, politics and policy.

Who should study this programme?

Our MA Climate Change Politics and Policy degree it is for graduates who aspire to gain the skills and knowledge to build a career developing solutions to the most pressing environmental challenges, wherever they are in the world. It is suitable for students from a wide range of social-science backgrounds with an interest in sustainability and climate-change issues, with a view to further research or employment.

It is underpinned by knowledge from our STEER centre, the UK's largest dedicated centre for sustainable energy research, where we pioneer global energy and economic modelling strategies to deliver the clean energy transition and develop the international standards our graduates will use in their future careers.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 222062