Key Facts

Course Title: Environmental Politics and Climate Change
Course type: MA, MRes
Mode of Study:Full Time or Part Time
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Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Subject Area: Politics and International Relations


Societies across the globe increasingly confront innumerable and often interrelated environmental challenges ranging from climate change and loss of biodiversity, to local conflicts about land use. Each of these challenges has political, economic, cultural and ethical dimensions; each provides an opportunity to rethink long-standing debates and opens up new fields of political enquiry. This MA sets these challenges in context.
The course is taught over a 12 month period (September to September and January to January). It is available both full-time and part-time. Students completing an MA at Keele have gone to pursue a variety of careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Aims of the Course

Entry Requirements


Course Content

Completion of the MA requires the successful completion of 180 credits. This degree is part of the overarching pathway structure for postgraduate environment degrees at Keele. You will be eligible to undertake environment related modules from the School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment and the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment.
You will study the following core modules:
• Advanced Approaches to Politics and International Relations*
• Research in Action*
• Perspectives in Politics and International Relations*
• Dissertation
The following is a list of indicative elective modules:
• Dimensions of Environmental Politics
• Climate Change: Governance, Power and Society
• Environmental Diplomacy
• EU and the Global Commons
• Green Political Theory
• Environmental Decision Making in the UK
• Maritime Security
*Please note: this is a pathway of the MA in Politics and International Relations. For further details on this course, please visit out website

Teaching and Assessment

Additional Costs

Apart from purchasing textbooks and other sundry material, no significant additional costs are compulsory for this course.