MSc Education (Education and Climate Change)
The Education and Climate Change pathway will help you to develop an understanding of the causes and consequences of globally disruptive environmental changes facing individuals and societies. It will support you to develop meaningful personal and professional responses to this challenge and, in particular, it will help you to explore the role that both formal and informal education can play in building understanding and agency in a changing world.
Through core units, you will explore how climate change impacts assumptions about the future and changes ideas about the purpose of education, be supported to develop meaningful responses to climate change through collective inquiry and action, and build your professional capacities to create sustainable futures through your own reflective professional projects.
In addition to the core units, you will be able to choose optional units to bring your interest in climate change and education to specific areas of educational practice or dive deeper into related contemporary global challenges. After completing the taught units, you will pursue a dissertation project allowing you to develop your own interests and aspirations.
Across the taught units and dissertation, this pathway will offer you the opportunity to learn with your 'head, heart and hands' - offering you critical tools for analysis and understanding, emotional and affective strategies for collective responses, and opportunities for practical educational research and action to respond to the complex phenomenon of climate change.
This pathway aims to attract a diverse cohort of professionals, who bring their unique perspectives and experience to our highly interactive teaching and learning environment. Graduates from our MSc Education programme have gone on to become education policymakers, advisers, school leaders, university-based researchers, and highly informed, engaged teachers.
Our education master's degrees give you the opportunity to select a programme of study tailored towards your interests and learning needs. The range of degrees we offer means you will be able to specialise and receive an award in a particular discipline area.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Education (Education and Climate Change). Please note that this pathway consists of core units that all students on the pathway must take and a range of optional units that students can choose from, within availability or timetabling constraints.
Alternatively, you can design your own pathway by opting not to specialise and to take those units that fit with your availability. Units can be taken from across the different specialisms and from our bank of available optional units to build a tailored programme of study, resulting in an award of MSc Education.
An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in any discipline.
For applicants who are currently completing a degree, we understand that their final grade may be higher than the interim grades or module/unit grades they achieve during their studies.
We will consider applicants whose interim grades are currently slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements. We may make these applicants an aspirational offer. This offer would be at the standard level, so the applicant would need to achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of their degree. Specific module requirements may still apply.
We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have at least one of the following:
- evidence of significant (minimum of 1 year in a paid role) relevant work experience in sectors such as research, educational practice, policy, climate change policy, activism.
- a relevant postgraduate qualification.
If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant work experience and/or qualifications.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.Go to admissions statement
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £11,900 per year
- UK: part-time (two years)
- £5,950 per year
- UK: part-time (three years)
- £3,967 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £27,200 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
We offer academic and personal development opportunities to equip you for the intellectual, social and personal challenges you will encounter during your career.
Our overarching goal is to enable our education graduates to display the following characteristics:
- equipped to demonstrate impact, excellence and distinctiveness in your chosen field;
- visionary, imaginative, innovative, reflective and creative;
- with high ideals and values, including a strong sense of social justice;
- highly employable throughout the world;
- adaptable, with the potential to be a leader in work and in the community.