Climate Change Leadership in Practice, 30 credits

Autumn 2022, 100%, Campus, Daytime

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Start date: 29 August 2022

End date: 15 January 2023

Application Deadline: 19 April 2022

Enrolment Code: UU-19516 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

Entry Requirements: 60 credits

Fees: If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 65000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 65000

About the course

What would a climate change leadership in practice look in different contexts and places in the world? How can you as a student initiate and lead processes that mitigates emissions and adapts societies to a changing climate?

The course starts with an intense first part in Uppsala where invited guest teachers and interactive workshops give you a background on the complexity of the issues as well as inspiration for what you can work on during the course. The ideas and experiences you bring to the course are also very important in the process. During the end of this intensive start-up you choose, individually or in a group, a practical thematic area you want to work on, in Uppsala, Sweden or internationally. The main part of the course focuses on the actual work with your chosen area combined reports back ‘home’ and discussions with other students, teachers and coordinators at CEMUS (in Uppsala and online). The course ends with a creative summary of the work you have done, communicated at CEMUS Sustainability Festival mid-December in Uppsala.

Take the chance and devote a full semester to learning more about climate change leadership and work for a better world!

Welcome to Climate Change Leadership in Practice 2021

“My friend, 

I write because I love you enough

to ask for what is terrible: run farther

than your feet can possibly carry your heart.

I love you enough to confess that you will fail

but fail closer to the finish line

than if you lie down when the start gun fires.”

From Unsigned Letter to a Human in the 21st Century by Jamaal May. What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be?


Welcome and thank you for signing up to join us for this year’s Climate Change Leadership in Practice (CCLIP) course at CEMUS, Uppsala University. We (Matt and Tobias) are looking forward to meeting and learning with you, when we meet at the end of August this year.

We’re currently planning a course influenced by feminist materialisms, queer phenomenology and post-humanisms, centering themes of embodied narratives, memory and erasure and expanded conceptions of ecology. We aim to ground the theory that we or our guests introduce through the use of case studies. If the omission of science in the above list is concerning, rest assured that we will bring in different parts of scientific discourses about climate change and its mitigation in conversation with other themes. As two former science students who currently study trans-disciplinary social studies programmes, we recognise both the important contributions science has made and can make, but also the assumptions, ways of seeing the world, and potentials for mis-interpretation and mis-communication that are built into its practice and theory: Science is not made in a vacuum. 

We hope that this will be an ambitious and rewarding course which challenges you to look at how different stories, histories and memories shape and affect different bodies and practices, and why this is important for Climate Change Leadership in Practice. 


Tobias Bharucha and Matt Tuggey

Course Coordinators 

Course Information 2021 

Course Essentials 


Course information from previous years can be found here.