University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Climate Change and International Development

This course has been designed to meet the career needs of people working in international development and climate change policy and practice; it covers a range of issues surrounding international and local dimensions, particularly the questions of mitigation and adaptation in resource-poor and vulnerable settings.

Entry requirements

Good social sciences degree, 2.1 or equivalent required. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries.

Course modules

Core modules: climate change and development 1: science, impacts and adaptation; climate change and development 2: governance, policy and society; exam. Option A: development work placement; dissertation. Option B: tools and skills in environment and development; understanding global environmental change. Option C: advanced qualitative research and analysis; applied methods for impact evaluation; climate change: physical science basis; conceptualising social science research; contemporary world development; development perspectives; educational policy and practice for development; energy and climate change; gender concepts for development; gender diversity and social development; globalisation, business and development; globalised agriculture and food systems; governance, democracy and development; health and development; international economic policy; introduction to education for development; macroeconomics of development; media and development in practice; media and international development; microeconomics of development; perspectives on globalisation; political ecology; research techniques and analyse; rural livelihoods and agrarian change; rural policies and politics; social analysis for international development; sustainable consumption; water security for development - theory and concepts; water security for development - tools and policy; welfare and evaluation in development.

Sponsorship information

UEA offers a number of scholarships each year to qualified UK/EU and international students; these awards are based on academic merit.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,900 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,950 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01603 591515