Up to ten scholarships of £4,500 and three of £3,500 are available. The
scholarships will be awarded to students who possess the highest academic
ability and potential (not made on the basis of financial need).
These unique programmes address what is perhaps the most important issue of
our time from a multidisciplinary perspective.
The courses aim to provide state-of-the-art training for the rapidly
expanding market in climate change professionals within the public, private,
consultancy and not-for-profit sectors and the development field.
The programmes are multidisciplinary and students will acquire specialist
knowledge of the causes of climate change, the physical and human
consequences, and efforts to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate. In
the Development course particular attention is paid to the specific
consequences of climate change for poverty in developing countries;
processes of adaptation; and policy responses.
Courses are taught by leading researchers in these fields from within the
Geography Department and the world renowned Institute for Development
Studies (IDS) and Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU).
Students have the opportunity to develop a specialist thematic or regional
enquiry in the dissertation.