SOAS University of London

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)

MSc Climate Change and Development

Distance Learning Programme

2017 Entry requirements

  • A good first degree in an appropriate subject area, as accepted by the University of London, and a high level of English language ability in reading and writing and in study skills.

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Overview

Start of programme: Spring 2017

Mode of Attendance: Distance Learning

**Please note this programme is subject to final approval**

This MSc will give you a thorough grounding in how current development models produce environmental problems, like climate change, which then threaten the objectives of development.

Through an interdisciplinary perspective which surveys the science of climate change, adaptation and mitigation, you will acquire the knowledge and analytical skills required for critically engaging with and changing development policy and practice.

Building on the subject area knowledge acquired across the core and elective modules, you will study research methods and elaborate a topic for more detailed investigation in the form of a dissertation.

Email: cedepadmin@soas.ac.uk

Phone: 44 (0) 20 7898 4050

Convenors

Structure

For the MSc in Climate Change and Development students will take:

  • 4 core modules
  • 3 elective modules
  • 2 research modules
Core Modules
Elective Modules

Research Modules

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Teaching and Learning

Fees and funding

£9,450 or £1,050 per module. Go to www.soas.ac.uk/cedep/applying/fees/ for more information.

MScPGDipPGCertSingle Module
£9,450 £8,400 £4,200 £1,050
Pay as you Learn

Our distance learning programmes can be paid in full at the time of enrolment or on a pay as you learn basis. Pay as you learn means you only pay for the module you are enrolling on.

Postgraduate loans

If you have been a resident in England for 3 years you may be eligible. Click here to learn more.

Scholarships

Click here for a list of postgraduate scholarships.

Alternatively, we recommend students approach their local British Council, British High Commission or British Embassy, for information on local funding.

Dependent on nationality, employment circumstances and other factors, funding and sponsorship sources can include:

  • United Nations (UNESCO, FAO, UNDP, UNEP etc)
  • Bilateral Aid Agencies (SIDA, GTZ, etc)
  • European Union
  • British Council
  • UK Department for International Development / Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • NGOs
  • Educational and other charitable trusts

Employment

This programme is designed to assist both existing professionals working within environment and development spheres, and people moving into these fields.

For existing professionals, the programme provides the opportunity to upgrade and update their expertise, and to reflect systematically and in depth on their accumulated experience in the light of up-to-date theory and literature.

Graduates of the MSc Climate Change and Development will be prepared for roles in:

  • government ministries and other public sector organisations concerned with policy analysis and implementation for disaster risk reduction, climate and broader environmental issues, local, and national climate change strategies, energy and development as well as poverty reduction
  • international and non-governmental organisations working across countries and regions on disaster risk reduction, climate and broader environmental issues, international climate change conventions and negotiations, energy and development, as well as poverty reduction
  • consultancies and development projects involved in research and policy design around disaster risk reduction, climate and broader environmental issues, international climate change conventions and negotiations, energy and development, as well as poverty reduction.

A Student's Perspective

When I discovered the MSc course in Sustainable Development on the internet I was thrilled because I could study part-time and work, all at the same time. The fact that the degree can be studied over a five year period is excellent especially as I have a very busy schedule.

Caroline Makasa, Zambia

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Find out more

  • Contact us
    By phone:
    +44 (0)20 7898 4098
    By email:
    cedepadmin@soas.ac.uk
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  • Apply

    CeDEP distance learning applications should be made through our online application form.

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