Institute for European Studies, University of Malta The Institute offers two types of Bachelor degrees, both taught over three years of full-time study. Both degrees are accepted as entry qualifications for the Master of Arts in European Politics, Economics & Law. The approach is multidisciplinary involving the politics, history, economics and law of the EU. Students acquire knowledge and competence in, amongst others, the functioning of the EU institutions, EU treaties and laws, the economics of European Integration, European security, the history of European integration, small states and the EU, enlargement, Euro-Mediterranean relations, EU social policy, climate change and EU environmental issues, development studies, the EU’s External Relations and the Common Foreign and Security Policy.
Graduates of the Institute work with the EU institutions, in the public service, in business, the media, consultancy, NGOs. By the end of the course the graduate will have the skills needed to understand the politics, economics and law of the EU and to assess and analyse to a very relevant degree policy developments in the EU, write reports on such developments and recognise the developing trends. With job training, the graduate will be employable in most EU policy related positions requiring no more than graduate skills. He/she should be in a position to make presentations or to report EU developments succinctly.
Subsidiary Areas of Study Applicants are required to choose only one subject as their subsidiary area from the following subjects: • Anthropology • Archaeology • Classics • Communication Studies • Contemporary Mediterranean Studies • European and Global History • French • Geography • German • History • History of Art • International Relations • Italian • Linguistics • Maltese • Oriental Studies (Arabic) • Oriental Studies (Chinese) • Oriental Studies (Near Eastern Studies) • Philosophy • Psychology • Theatre Studies
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton 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.
Careers There is a rapidly expanding market for climate professionals. This course prepares you for employment in a wide range of government, non-government and academic organisations, as well as private companies in the areas of climate change, development and energy policy.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Bringing together key strengths in water politics, climate change, agricultural water management and water allocation, this course will provide participants with an exceptional chance to acquire an understanding of this key global issue. The Water Security Research Centre (UEA) currently offers two professional training courses: Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners and Water Stewardship. The course introduces and explores different interpretations of water security in an international and developing economy context. Participants will acquire a wide variety of tools and analytical frameworks from a variety of disciplines and an extended understanding of this key national and global issue. They will leave the course with an ability to critically assess and address current water security issues and policies and to gain an appreciation of the relations between water security and development, health, climate, food, and national security. Participants will also substantially develop their networks and resource bases.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Climate change has profound implications for developing countries. The purpose of this short course is to equip non-specialists with a broad understanding of what climate change may mean for low-income populations. It will examine the scope and prospects for adapting to change and contributing to emissions reduction and NDC implementation in the context of development issues and poverty reduction. The course is designed to equip participants with a deeper awareness of the ideas, opportunities and trade-offs represented by adaptation and mitigation; an awareness that is increasingly needed if effective action on climate change is to be achieved. It does not set out to provide a practical ‘toolkit’ guide for policy and practice but participants leave the course having been exposed to state-of-the-art knowledge to help develop their skills in this field.