What will I learn?

In recent years climate change has held a lead position on the international development agenda and world political stage, making this course particularly relevant today.

You’ll cover a range of issues surrounding international and local dimensions, particularly the questions of mitigation and adaptation in resource-poor and vulnerable settings.

The course will address multiple dimensions of climate change and development including those mentioned earlier. You’ll also look at local responses to extreme events and disasters, and adaptation and mitigation impacts in Africa. There may also be the opportunity to participate in a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Meeting (UNFCCC).

And you’ll focus on the political ecology approach to understanding debates and policy processes underpinning responses to environmental and natural resource problems.


If you work in international development and climate change policy and practice, this is the course to further your career.

You’ll address multiple dimensions including international policy frameworks on climate change such as urban climate change governance, adaptation and mitigation choices and pathways, linking climate change mitigation and development, carbon trade, climate change and poverty reduction, trade-offs and synergies, and local responses to extreme events and disasters. You’ll be taught by a team of internationally renowned natural scientists, policy analysts and economists. Your course material will draw upon existing and ongoing research and applied work through the School of International Development and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

The interdisciplinary approach of the course ensures you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with the School of Environmental Sciences through science-based modules on climate change.

Which department am I in?

School of International Development

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£17,600.00 (US$ 23,658) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of East Anglia UEA

Norwich Research Park,



NR4 7TJ, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need to have: 2.1 or equivalent in Social Science. Students should normally have a good undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS: 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in only two components with 6.0 in the others); PTE (Pearson): 52 (minimum 42 in only two components with 6.0 in the others). TOEFL IBT: 79.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of East Anglia UEA

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a highly ranked British university situated in the vibrant and historical city of Norwich, UK.

  • UK Top 30 University (The Times/The Sunday Times and CUG 2022)
  • World Top 200 (THE World Rankings 2022)
  • World Top 50 for research citations (THE World Univ Rank 2022)

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