University of Reading

University of Reading

Climate Change and Development

Examine the social scientific drivers, and consequences, of climate change and associated policy debates. Climate change has far-reaching economic and social implications. The focus of this programme is on the interface between climate change and development, with particular attention paid to the perspective of ecological economics. Graduates are expected to have employment opportunities in a wide variety of environmental and developmental settings. The programme introduces and applies the emergent discipline of ecological economics to pressing climate change and energy supply challenges and takes a genuinely interdisciplinary approach, drawing on development studies, ecological economics and natural science. We consider climate change in the context of broader environmental and development debate and aim at a comparative understanding of how these issues play out in both developed and developing country contexts. You will critically examine both existing policies and radical alternatives, and have the opportunity to focus on areas of personal interest, through the wide range of optional modules available. We are a partner of Climate-KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Community), which is Europe's largest climate innovation initiative. This partnership provides Reading students with many opportunities for free and significantly discounted Climate-KIC short courses and summer schools. **Careers** Our programmes are excellent preparation for careers in international and rural development, agricultural economics, and marketing within the food chain and policy. 96% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating. Engagement with a wide variety of visiting speakers and field trips provides many opportunities for networking. Competitive internships and placements, and research dissertations are an opportunity to showcase your skills, undertake overseas field research or link with organisations in the development sector. **Modules** - Energy, climate change and development - The science of climate change - Global environmental change and development - Theories and practices of development - Addressing poverty and inequality through social policy

Entry requirements

MSc: You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Applicants with no economics in their undergraduate degree may be required to take a pre-sessional course. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Energy, climate change and development * The science of climate change * Global environmental change and development * Theories and practices of development *Addressing poverty and inequality through social policy

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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