SOAS University of London

Online Academic Summer School

Sustainable Finance and Climate Change (Online) (2021 entry)

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Sustainable Finance and Climate Change

Course Outline

This course introduces students to the role of finance in the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy. Mitigating and adapting to climate change while simultaneously realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires the deployment of large amounts of capital – capital which isn’t currently provided in sufficient amounts. Moreover, climate change poses significant risk to economies and financial systems alike. At the same time, there are substantial opportunities in financing the green transformation and in aligning investments and finance with environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.

For more information, please see the course handbook and flyer:   Sustainable Finance and Climate Change online handbook (pdf; 157kb)   

"The course went beyond covering the theory but aimed at providing us with the tools and knowledge to develop our own critical thinking on a fast growing area of finance" - Stephanie (Sustainable Finance and Climate Change, 2020)

"The thing I enjoyed the most about this course was being able to discuss the issues with teaching faculty who had real experience with the policymakers and an understanding beyond their immediate area of research focus. They are not only experienced in teaching, but had a lot of experience in practice." (Sustainable Finance and Climate Change, 2020)

What will I learn?

On successful completion of the course, you will develop the ability to:

  • Have an in-depth understanding of economic concepts and principles in climate and sustainable finance;
  • Understand and explain the gaps in global climate and sustainable finance and propose solutions to meet the funding challenge;
  • Explain the role of different actors in climate and sustainable finance, including central banks, financial supervisory authorities, national and multilateral development banks, corporate banks, and institutional investors;
  • Understand and analyse the potential risks and opportunities of environmental trends for financial markets, with a particular emphasis on climate risks;
  • Explain the range of financial policy instruments and initiatives and their potential with regard to integrating climate change and sustainability into financial policy and supervisory frameworks.

This course is offered at a FHEQ level 6 and is suitable for SOAS students going into their final year of undergraduate studies.

For further information on credits, entry requirements and fees, please visit our Online Learning webpage.

If you have any question, please fill out our enquiries form.

Start of programme: 19 July - 30 July 2021

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Entry requirements

  • You will have completed one year of undergraduate study at the time of joining the Academic Summer School. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.

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duration:
2 weeks

Tuition Fees 2021

£1,600

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Structure

Programme schedule

A full programme schedule and updated handbook are being developed and will be available soon.

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page or through your Department. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Teaching and Learning

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

£1,600

Application fee

A one-off, non-refundable application fee of £40 will be charged to cover administration costs. Please visit the SOAS online store to make your application fee payment.

Discounts

Save £200 when if apply by 30th April 

10% discount if you apply for two courses over 4 weeks

20% discount for SOAS Alumni (including Academic Summer School alumni)

20% discount for our partner institutions

Other discounts are available for groups. Please contact us for more information.

Scholarships
Academic Summer School Ambassador Scholarship 2021

The Ambassador Scholarship programme 2021 offers 3 full tuition fee waiver scholarships for highly morivated and academically driven students. Take a look at our Ambassador Scholarship page for more information on how to apply.

Application Deadline: 2021-04-30 00:00

For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section

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How to Apply

Apply now to secure your place.

Once you have paid the £40 application fee and submitted the online application form, you will be informed as to whether you have a place on the course within 5 working days. Please do not pay your tuition fee prior to having received your offer letter.

Application Deadline

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Apply now to secure your place.

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