• Application Deadline
  • 11 days
    Duration
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Overview

Mitigating and adapting to climate change while simultaneously realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires the deployment of large amounts of capital – capital which isn’t currently provided in sufficient amounts.

The Sustainable Finance and Climate Change course at SOAS University of London will draw on examples and case studies from various countries of the Global North and South and different thematic areas including ESG standards, green bond markets, longterm sustainability risk assessment, the role of central banks and financial supervisory authorities, and climate accounting principles. 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Have an in-depth understanding of economic concepts and principles in climate and sustainable finance;
  • Understand and explain the gaps in global climate and sustainable finance and propose solutions to meet the funding challenge;
  • Explain the role of different actors in climate and sustainable finance, including central banks, financial supervisory authorities, national and multilateral development banks, corporate banks, and institutional investors;
  • Understand and analyse the potential risks and opportunities of environmental trends for financial markets, with a particular emphasis on climate risks;
  • Explain the range of financial policy instruments and initiatives and their potential with regard to integrating climate change and sustainability into financial policy and supervisory frameworks.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 11 days
    • Duration description

      20 July - 31 July

  • Credits
    7 ECTS

    Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and typically our courses receive 3 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The economics of climate change and sustainability: key concepts and principles
  • Environment, social and governance (ESG) standards and financial performance 
  • From ambition to action: identifying – and closing – global funding gaps 
  • Climate and sustainable finance in developing and emerging economies 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    93

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    583

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • A university student or a graduate at the time of attending. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.
  • Participants must be 18 or over at the time of attendance.
  • Fluency in English language is recommended for non-credit courses, but essential for SOAS Accredited courses. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1200 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1200 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 11 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1200 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1200 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 11 days.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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