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University of Sussex: Climate Change, Development and Policy

Institution University of Sussex View institution profile
Department Geography
Telephone 01273 873723
Study type Taught


Study the twin challenges of transition to a low-carbon economy and adaptation to climate change, and how they influence global and regional development. This course (for non-specialists in the climate field) explores the multiple and interconnected dimensions of science and technology, and the economics, politics and policy of climate change.

There is an emphasis on understanding the implications of climate change and climate policies for equity between, and within, countries. You gain specialist knowledge of the earth system and climate impacts, for example related to water, food and ecosystem services.

You’ll be based at the School of Global Studies, and taught by faculty from Global Studies, SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS).


The University of Sussex



We are a research-intensive campus university with an excellent international reputation, located within the vibrant seaside city of Brighton & Hove. We welcome spirited students who want to study in a creative and intellectually-challenging environment.

We have been ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies for four consecutive years in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017-2020.


A uniquely Sussex education
We offer over 200 postgraduate courses designed to enable you to make a positive difference in the world.

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