Taught course

Climate Change and International Development

University of East Anglia · School of International Development

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good first degree (2:1 or equivalent) in a related field (natural or social sciences). Strong employment experience in a related field will be taken into account where relevant.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Climate Change and International Development degree has been designed to meet the career needs of people working in international development and climate change policy and practice.

The course will cover a range of issues surrounding international and local dimensions, particularly the questions of mitigation and adaptation in resource-poor and vulnerable settings.

In recent years climate change has held a lead position on the international development agenda and world political stage.
Taught by a team of internationally-renowned natural scientists, policy analysts and economists, the Masters course material will draw upon existing and ongoing research and applied work through the School of International Development and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Its interdisciplinary approach ensures that students will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the School of Environmental Sciences through the science-based modules that focus on climate change.

The course will address aspects of the policy process, and include modules on dimensions of climate change and development: International policy frameworks on climate change; Adaptation and Mitigation choices and pathways; Adaptation and National Responses; Linking climate change mitigation and development (CDM and beyond); The carbon trade: markets and development; climate change and poverty reduction, trade-offs and synergies; Local responses to extreme events and disasters; adaptation and mitigation impacts in Africa; Sectoral responses (eg Managing coastal/water resources).

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)

Fees and funding

A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Full details and application deadlines are available from the course web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515