Climate change has far-reaching economic and social implications.
This course examines the social scientific drivers, and consequences, of climate change and associated policy debates. It focuses on the interface between climate change and development, with particular attention paid to the perspective of ecological economics. This course can lead to careers in a wide variety of environmental and developmental settings. These include aid agencies, NGOs and relevant government departments, especially those focused on energy policy and climate change issues. This course has been labelled by Climate-KIC – a Knowledge and Innovation Community that works with existing and relevant Master’s courses to enhance them with complementary learning.
This course has been labelled by Climate-KIC – a Knowledge and Innovation Community that works with existing and relevant Master’s courses to enhance them with complementary learning.
• Energy, Climate Change and Development • Resource and environmental economics • Perspectives on Development • Global Environmental Change and Development • Research and Study Skills for Independent Learning.
The course demands extensive independent reading, research and critical thinking. Participants will need to exert self-discipline in the management of their time, and in developing their knowledge in the fields of both climate change and development. The course will assist them in advancing their skills of oral and written communication, analysis, problem solving and computer skills.
What career can you have?
Our Master's courses are excellent preparation for careers in international and rural development, agricultural economics, marketing within the food chain and policy. We provide dedicated employability support through career workshops and have developed a personal and professional development module for international students. Engagement with a wide variety of visiting speakers and field trips provide many opportunities for networking. In addition, competitive internships and placements and the research dissertation are an opportunity to showcase your skills, undertake overseas field research or link with organisations in the development sector. Our graduates find employment within government departments, non-governmental organisations, international agencies, the media, academia and commercial companies. Some use a Master's course to transition into a new career as independent consultants or as a study break from employment. For examples of organisations our graduates go on to please visit http://www.reading.ac.uk/giidae
'The MSc in Climate Change and Development was a thought provoking and stimulating course which broadened my thinking and put climate change into both an environmental perspective and an economic one. I especially enjoyed the Ecological Economics module which sparked my passion for energy efficiency and reduction solutions. I have gone on to be a data analyst in a sustainability consultancy where I analyse energy data for large companies who are obliged, under climate change policy, to monitor and reduce their carbon emissions. The course at Reading gave me a wide range of skills and knowledge in the climate change sector which I have been able to use and develop in my new professional role. I highly recommend this course to anyone who has an avid interest in the sector and also know that Reading University is held in high esteem by employers.'
'Studying at GIIDAE is a unique experience to thrive in a completely mulitcultural environment and an extremely enriching opportunity to learn from people all from all over the world.'
You are normally required to have a good undergraduate Honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years' relevant work experience then you also be eligible to apply
Recipient: University of Reading
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