Communicating Climate Crisis (C8567)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

In this module, you will explore the principles behind communicating about global warming effectively. You will be introduced to a number of psychological models and approaches that could enable you to be a more effective communicator of global warming issues.

You can develop your understanding of effective science communication, and will have opportunities to hone practical skills of constructing impactful communication messages. You will also develop skills of problem-solving, collaboration and audience awareness.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


20%: Coursework (Group presentation)
80%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: