Programme info

Micro-credential: Climate Change as a Societal Challenge

Learning outcomes

This micro-credential focuses on the following learning outcomes.

1. The participant has gained insight in the societal causes, consequences and reactions to climate change.

2. The participant understands that in the governance of climate change and energy transitions diverse types of actors, diverse government levels and diverse scientific disciplines have a role to play.

3. The participant is able to exemplify the societal causes, consequences and reactions to climate change, and can situate the need for inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration between scientists, societal stakeholders and policy makers.

4. The participant is acquainted with processes of multi-level governance for climate change, ranging from the international to the very local level.

5. The participant can elaborate on the diverse aspects of climate (in)injustice.

6. The participant is able to critically reflect on the role of (diverse actors contributing to) advocacy in the societal and political debate on climate change.

7. The participant can discuss the importance of corporate social responsibility in climate change challenges.

Practical information

Lectures will be held on Wednesdays from 1.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Campus Middelheim, on following dates:

9 November, 16 November, 23 November, 30 November, 7 December, 14 December + exam: 21 December 2022

The interaction and discussions that occur between students themselves and between students and lecturers are a valuable and indispensable part of the learning experience that we want to offer within this microcredential. Furthermore, the network that is created between the students is a well-appreciated addition to the more formal part of the program. We see the presence of students on campus as a win-win for all parties involved, but we are also aware of the necessary flexibility for people that want to combine their job with a study therefor a basic livestream will be provided (no camera, only audio, no interaction is possible) and, if allowed by the lecturer, the livestream will also be recorded.


When attending all lectures (attendance of at least 80% of classes) and successfully passing the multiple choice exam, 6 credits will be awarded. 

You will receive an exemption for this module if you decide to register for the Postgraduate of Energy & Climate afterwards.