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MSc Climate Change and Development

MSc Climate Change and Development

Different course options

Full time | University of Reading | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Climatology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our MSc Climate Change and Development addresses the challenges of global environmental change and economic development

This course integrates natural and social science of climate change and applies cutting-edge, transdisciplinary "ecological economics" tools to the subject. As a result, you will undergo excellent preparation for work in aid and development agencies, NGOs and government departments.

In addition to the MSc Climate Change and Development course, we also offer the subject as a PG Diploma or PG Certificate, with the full-time option delivered over six months and the part-time option over two periods of six months.

On joining this course, you will become a member of the School's Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE). As a GIIDAE student, you will have the option of undertaking a placement during the summer period, however this is not a requirement of the degree.

Class sizes vary by subject and module, but emphasis is always placed on good contact time with lecturers. Learning occurs across a variety of lectures, seminars, tutorials and field trips.

Excellent opportunities exist for research, networking and personal development within each programme, as well as access to first-class study resources and employability support.

The School also hosts the Walker Institute, which specialises in climate systems research, and has many active researchers working at the interface of climate change and international development. These researchers represent a variety of disciplines spanning natural and social sciences, including agriculture, development studies, ecology and economics.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our programmes are excellent preparation for careers in practice, research and policy in the areas of international and rural development, agricultural economics, and marketing within the food chain.

Engagement with a wide variety of visiting speakers and field trips provides many opportunities for networking. In addition, competitive internships, placements and research dissertations are opportunities to showcase your skills, undertake field research or link with organisations in the development sector.

Modules

Global Environmental Change and Development
Research and Study Skills for Independent Learning
Energy, Climate Change and Development
Theories and Practices of Development

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,735

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or second upper class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).