Taught course

Education (Education and Climate Change)

University of Bristol · School of Education

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent). Non-traditional qualifications/routes will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Our education master's degrees give you the opportunity to design a tailored programme of study that suits your learning and professional needs. You will be able to specialise and receive an award in a particular disciplinary area.

The Education and Climate Change pathway will help you to develop an understanding of the causes and consequences of globally disruptive environmental changes facing individuals and societies. It will support you to develop meaningful personal and professional responses to this challenge and, in particular, it will help you to explore the role that both formal and informal education can play in building understanding and agency in a changing world.

Through core units, you will explore how climate change impacts assumptions about the future and changes ideas about the purpose of education, be supported to develop meaningful responses to climate change through collective inquiry and action, and build your professional capacities to create sustainable futures through your own reflective professional projects.

In addition to the core units, you will be able to choose from a range of optional units (within availability and timetabling constraints) to bring your interest in climate change and education to specific areas of educational practice or dive deeper into related contemporary global challenges. After completing the taught units, you will pursue a dissertation project allowing you to develop your own interests and aspirations.

Across the taught units and dissertation, the pathway will offer you the opportunity to learn with your 'head, heart and hands' - offering you critical tools for analysis and understanding, emotional and affective strategies for collective responses, and opportunities for practical educational research and action to respond to the complex phenomenon of climate change.

This pathway aims to attract a diverse cohort of professionals, who bring their unique perspectives and experience to our highly interactive teaching and learning environment. Graduates from our MSc Education programme have gone on to become education ministers, advisers, school leaders, university-based researchers, and highly informed, engaged teachers.

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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