MA Climate Change: History, Culture, Society
King’s College London is offering a new multi-disciplinary MA in Climate Change: History, Culture, Society led by Professor Mike Hulme, founding director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. This unique MA Programme provides students with the theories, methods and skills to analyse climate change from different historical, cultural and social perspectives. It will enable you to better understand how people in different settings around the world make sense of climate change and the different ways they respond to it.
This Master’s Programme starts from the premise that since the idea of climate change has penetrated into all aspects of human life, it is no longer possible to adequately understand and address the risks posed by climate change through only scientific, political and economic analysis. The Programme is suitable for students wishing their career to contribute to: national and international climate policy development (within the public, private or third sector); more effective climate communication or promoting novel cultural responses to climate change; or else to those students who wish to pursue PhD research in any of these areas.
The multi-disciplinary nature of the MA allows students to gain insight into the science of climate change without requiring a science background. The Programme will appeal to humanities and social science students who wish to gain knowledge and skills in climate change and environmental science and to students with a science background who wish to deepen their knowledge about the historical and cultural aspects of climate change.
Opportunities are available for internships in environmental NGOs, think-tanks or consultancies, in the creative industry (for example through the King’s Cultural Institute) or in local government offices. The international networks of the King’s College global institutes (Brazil, Russia, India, China) offer further possibilities for project work.