Climate Change and Society BSc (Hons)
Key Course Facts
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.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Foundation / Pathway Courses
- Others for specific English Language and undergraduate awards for overseas students
- Graduate Degrees
- Graduate Degrees Journalism
- Undergraduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees Journalism and Media Studies
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Climate Change and Society, BSc (Hons).
Tuition Fees Climate Change and Society BSc (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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
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)
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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.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|English Studies and Climate Change BA (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||92%||5%||0%||£9000||£14300||125||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|
|Sustainability: Climate Change and Transitions to Net-Zero Economies MSc MSc||University of Dundee||87%||10%||5%||£7650||£18150||214||Dundee||On campus Full-time|
|Economics and Climate Change BSc (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||92%||10%||10%||£9000||£14300||126||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|
|Business and Climate Change BSc (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||92%||0%||5%||£9000||£14300||118||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|
|Climate Change BSc (Hons)||Liverpool John Moores University||93%||0%||0%||£9250||£16100||114||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Climate Change with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||Liverpool John Moores University||93%||0%||0%||£9250||£16100||114||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|International Relations and Climate Change BA (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||92%||0%||3%||£9000||£14300||127||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|
|Biology and Climate Change with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||92%||0%||14%||£9000||£16300||124||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|
|International Relations and Climate Change (with integrated year in industry) BA (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||92%||0%||3%||£9000||£14300||127||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|
|Biology and Climate Change BSc (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||92%||0%||14%||£9000||£16300||124||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|