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MSc Society, Politics and Climate Change

University of Bristol

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Programme overview

What are the social and political dimensions of climate change? How does climate change impact on local, state and international levels? How do we understand the actions of communities and international organizations in response to a changing planet?

This programme investigates the complex social and political impacts of a changing climate, and examines the ways in which we can respond to crisis. While you will be made familiar with current technical arguments about the nature of the climate crisis, the focus is on its social and political dimensions. You will explore cutting edge approaches within the social sciences to understand framings of and responses to the climate crisis. You will engage with themes including: climate crisis and political economy; the effects of climate change on international relations; sustainability and development; resilience; and disasters, green transitions, and the origin and potential of green social movements to foster social and political change.

This programme is intended for those who aspire to a professional career in addressing climate change in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Critical skills are embedded throughout the programme to ensure that you have the requisite capacities to become a leader in addressing social and political problems arising from our changing planet, and to help shape a more sustainable future.

You will have the possibility of working on a dissertation research project for a public or private sector partner, gaining crucial experience to further your career aspirations.

Careers

This programme will equip you to become a leader in the public, private and the not-for-profit sectors in preparing for, and responding to, climate change. As such you will be ideally placed to take advantage of the growing employment market related to responding to the climate emergency.

Career skills are built into the entire programme, and opportunities will be provided to develop communication skills, working independently and part of a group, and research capacities. Our programme has been developed with the input of stakeholders to ensure that we are providing the academic and technical training desired by employers.

Students can exit with PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate), PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma)

Application deadline

12 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Bristol is one of the UK’s leading research universities, with a curriculum informed by the latest research and degrees taught by expert academics.
Around a quarter of Bristol students are international, with students from over 150 countries helping to create a friendly and diverse community.
The Careers Service offers advice, events and resources for international students during their studies and for up to three years after graduation.

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