Global Climate Change: Environment, Technology and Society

General

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Program Description

This module explores the economic, societal and environmental impacts and implications of climate change, as well as the technological solutions available; focusing on research currently being done by academics at the University of Exeter. The course begins with a general introduction to Climate Change and then examines three main topics in greater detail: Water Resources and Engineering, Renewable Energy, and Earth Systems. This is a technical program, coordinated by the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and is centred around the theory and application of climate change science. Although not a requisite, it is desirable to have a scientific background, and you can expect to come across technical terminology during this course.

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Specific topics related to Climate Change include:

  • Causes and effects
  • Social, economic and political impacts
  • Environmental impacts and the threat to ecosystem services
  • Modelling and prediction
  • Adaptation and mitigation of catastrophic events
  • Management of water resources and rainfall changes
  • Renewable energy technologies and policies for a low carbon society
  • Climate Tipping Points

We will explore these issues within a multidisciplinary framework with lectures, workshops and practical exercises led by world-class researchers in engineering, physics, mathematics, biological, and environmental sciences.

This module aims to give you a broad vision and perspective on global climate change: its mechanisms and the underlying science, a look at impacts upon society and the environment, and the technologies that can be employed to mitigate its effects, including adaptation strategies.

  • Self Catering Accommodation Provided
  • 4 Day trip to London
  • Social Programme including day trips and evening activities
  • Application Deadline 24th May 2019
  • £2,400 per session

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Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

The International Summer is an Undergraduate level summer programme offering students the chance to study at the University of Exeter for 3 weeks and earn up to 15 ECTS Credits or 6-8 US Credits towar ... Read More

The International Summer is an Undergraduate level summer programme offering students the chance to study at the University of Exeter for 3 weeks and earn up to 15 ECTS Credits or 6-8 US Credits towards their degree. Read less