Staffordshire University
Climate Change and Society BSc (Hons)
Staffordshire University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Develop as a global citizen with our BSc in Climate Change and Society. A cutting-edge degree which provides a firm foundation for an environmental career in climate studies, sustainability science, environmental justice and advocacy.

Our BSc Climate Change and Society is designed to nurture the next generation of ‘Global Citizens’ by developing a holistic appreciation of the biggest challenge facing humankind – that of rapid human-induced climate change and the environmental and economic impacts associated with it.

We explore the role of society and culture in responding to our climate crisis in a sustainable way at local, national and international levels. We provide a thorough grounding in climate and land system science, whilst developing your practical understanding of emerging green technologies and new modes of sustainable living. We provide internationally recognised and certified training in Carbon Literacy.

We also expose our students to the contentious but critical debates about managing our changing environment, and provide exciting opportunities to:

consider the politics and governance of sustainability and climate change explore the complexity of the links between economic activity, lifestyles and climate change evaluate practical adaptation and mitigation strategies develop the skills needed to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders including the public and critical decision-makers What role will environmental advocates play in responding to the climate crisis? Can we create environmentally just sustainable societies for the future? Will you be part of the necessary changes?

To ensure your employability, the course will seek accreditation through the Institute of Environmental Science providing our graduates with their first steps to a rewarding environmental career as a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv).

Fieldwork opportunities are embedded throughout the course both as a series of residentials and single day visits. In Year 1 (3 day UK residential), in Year 2 a series of day visits associated with each module (5 – 6 across the year) and in Year 3 a substantive overseas field course, using sustainable travel (trains) to visit cities such as Amsterdam / Copenhagen who are at the forefront of green issues and sustainable city living. It is going to be offered with a placement year opportunity.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Climate Change and Society

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Climate Change and Society, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 3

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 4.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Others
    • 5.0
    • Others for specific English Language and undergraduate awards for overseas students
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees Journalism
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees Journalism and Media Studies
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Tuition Fees Climate Change and Society BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £14000 year 1
International £14000 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

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What students say about studying Climate Change in the UK?

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About Staffordshire University

Established in 1970, Staffordshire University offers students the opportunity to become a part of the diverse and lively city of Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands. This university provides a rich experience in a variety of disciplines, including state-of-the art Specialist Technical Facilities, such as their Motion Capture suites for Biomechanics students, or the Simulation Hospital Wards for those in the Medical programme. International learners can also benefit from language support offered by the university’s designated teams, ensuring both a strong academic and social start.

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Where is this programme taught

Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
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