Climate Change Leadership in Practice, 30 credits

Note that you can apply to either the daytime campus course or the mixed-time distance course

To read more and apply to the distance course go to: – for campus course see below.

Autumn 2024, 100%, Campus, Daytime

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Start date: 02 September 2024

End date: 19 January 2025

Application Deadline: 15 April 2024

Enrolment Code: UU-19516 Application (Campus version)

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 climate change leadership in practice look like in different contexts and places in the world? How can you as a student initiate and lead processes that mitigate emissions and adapt societies to a changing climate?

The course starts with an intense first part in Uppsala where specially invited guest teachers and the Zennström visiting professor in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University. This, combined with interactive workshops, gives 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 in mid-December in Uppsala.

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


The course is offered at CEMUS, the Centre for Environment and Development Studies, in a student-led educational model where students actively contribute to shaping the courses and their content, creating a student-centred learning environment.


Link to syllabus.

Course information from previous years can be found here.