Taught course

Politics of Climate Change

University of Warwick · Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

  • 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.

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English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band B
  • IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

Months of entry


Course content

Climate change raises many political questions. Why has it been so difficult to implement ambitious climate policies? What are the political obstacles to a clean energy transition? What are the prospects of reaching just and effective climate agreements at the international negotiations? Many talk of ‘climate justice’, but what does ‘climate justice’ mean? Who should pay for ‘mitigation’, ‘adaptation’ and ‘loss and damage’? How do climate policies affect the politics of development?

This programme enables students to understand the politics of climate change in all its diversity – in different societies across the world, and at the global, regional and the national level. The course is taught by leading figures in the field. The programme introduces students to competing theories, core political concepts and the key debates surrounding climate politics. In this way, we develop a better understanding of the political factors affecting one of the greatest challenges that humanity faces.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 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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024 7657 4058