Taught course

Climate Change and Global Development

University of East Anglia · School of International Development

Entry requirements

Degree Subject - Social Science

Degree Classification - UK 2.1 or equivalent

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Months of entry


Course content

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.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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