Taught course

Climate Change, Development and Policy

Institution
University of Sussex · School of Global Studies
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in either the social or natural sciences; alternatively, you should have relevant professional experience or engagement.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Study the challenges of moving to a low-carbon economy and adapting to climate change, and how they influence global and regional development. This course is for non-specialists in the climate field. You’ll explore the interconnected dimensions of science and technology, and the economics, politics and policy of climate change.

Climate change and sustainable energy are among the most important issues of our time. The emphasis of this MSc is on understanding the implications of climate change and climate policies for equity between, and within, countries. You’ll gain specialist knowledge of the earth system and climate impacts, for example related to water, food and ecosystem services.

Based at the School of Global Studies, you’ll also learn from faculty in SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Many of our graduates find employment in the climate profession.

We have reviewed all our courses to ensure the best possible learning experience for September, taking account of latest information and advice in relation to COVID-19. For updates on changes that may affect contact time, assessments, fieldwork and study abroad, check Course changes for 2020-2021. These changes are not yet reflected our online prospectus information and, of course, may be revised as the situation evolves.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
globalstudiespg@sussex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1273 877686