Taught course

Climate Change and Development (Distance Learning)

Institution
SOAS University of London · Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

  • A good first degree in an appropriate subject area, as accepted by the University of London, and a high level of English language ability in reading and writing and in study skills.

Months of entry

April, October

Course content

Climate change is the most significant challenge to achieving sustainable development globally, threatening current patterns of growth and poverty reduction whilst creating global injustice and vulnerability. Yet we are well placed with the knowledge and solutions to simultaneously tackle the crisis, meet the Sustainable Development Goals and improve the lives of people all over the world.

Businesses, governments, development agencies and NGOs alike now seek to integrate low-carbon and climate-resilient approaches into their work. The Climate Change and Development programme equips students with a grounding in the conceptual and practical dimensions of mitigation of and adaptation to climate change as they relate to development issues.

Why study MSc Climate Change and Development at SOAS?
  • This online degree is designed to meet the needs of people working on, or hoping to work on, climate change and development issues, including in businesses, government, international agencies and NGOs.
  • The online format enables students to study for a MSc degree alongside work, caring or other commitments. Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma options are available for those unable to meet the commitments of the full MSc.
  • The degree brings together a cohort of students from around the world into online discussions, led by specialist seminar tutors and convened by international experts.
  • The modules draw from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, concepts and methods including economics, environmental science, human geography, social development, political economy and environmental law.
  • The degree draws on research and professional experience from colleagues working on climate change across SOAS, a university with an international reputation for its work in the Global South.

Information for international students

For details, including English language requirements, please see SOAS website

Fees and funding

For details of postgraduate fees, please see SOAS website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    flexible
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    flexible
    12-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Admissions
Email
cedepadmin@soas.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7898 4098