24 months
5135 GBP/year
5135 GBP/year
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The Climate Change and Development (Online) programme from SOAS University of London equips students with a grounding in the conceptual and practical dimensions of mitigation of and adaptation to climate change as they relate to development issues.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Why study MSc Climate Change and Development at SOAS?

  • This Climate Change and Development (Online) programme from SOAS University of London is designed to meet the needs of people working on, or hoping to work on, climate change and development issues, including in businesses, government, international agencies and NGOs.
  • The online format enables students to study for a MSc degree alongside work, caring or other commitments. Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma options are available for those unable to meet the commitments of the full MSc.
  • The degree brings together a cohort of students from around the world into online discussions, led by specialist seminar tutors and convened by international experts.
  • The modules draw from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, concepts and methods including economics, environmental science, human geography, social development, political economy and environmental law.


Graduates  from the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy leave SOAS with in-depth knowledge about the environment and sustainability challenges facing the world today, as well as the interdisciplinary skills to tackle them. Graduates go on to apply their learning in the private and public sectors, international organisations, NGO's, consultancies and development sector.

Recent graduates have been hired by:

  • African Development Bank Group
  • BP
  • Civic Exchange, Hong Kong
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Energy Networks Association
  • Energy UK
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • ESB
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Plan UK
  • Public Policy Projects
  • UN Environment Programme

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Climate Change and Development 
  • Climate Change Adaptation 
  • Low Carbon Development
  • Energy and Development
  • Food Security and Social Protection 
  • Global Environmental Change and Sustainability
  • Understanding Poverty 
  • Urban Sustainability 
  • Water and Land Management for Sustainable
  • Development 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

A good first degree in an appropriate subject area, as accepted by the University of London, and a high level of English language ability in reading and writing and in study skills.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5135 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10270 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    5135 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10270 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • PgDip: £8,200
  • PgCert: £4,100


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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