M.Sc. Global Environmental Change

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR14770 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
University of Leicester
As a Global Environmental Change student you will develop a broad understanding of the physical processes and human impacts leading to environmental change. You will develop in-depth expertise in the area of your MSc thesis.

Description of Global Environmental Change


As a Global Environmental Change student you will develop a broad understanding of the causes and impacts of environmental and climate change and awareness of a range of mitigation and adaptation options. You will develop in-depth expertise in the area of your MSc thesis. Specialists in this area are increasingly sought by the private sector, international non-governmental organisations, the UN and government departments. The MSc can also be an ideal basis for pursuing a research career through a PhD.

Duration and mode of study

One year full-time or two years part-time.

Teaching and assessment methods

Teaching is by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning, directed reading and practicals. Assessment of taught modules is by a mix of coursework and examination. The MSc thesis is assessed separately.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline as early as possible
Tuition fee
  • EUR 14770 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 5770 Year (EEA)

Home/EU: £4,795 International: £12,270

Start date October  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Course modules

Core modules

  • Research Design and methods in Geography
  • Global Climate and Environmental Change
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Methods and Modelling in Palaeoclimatology
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Programming for Spatial Scientists
  • Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
  • Biodiversity Conservation and Global Change: Tropical East Africa
  • Environmental Economics
  • Theories, Concepts and Applications of Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Management of Biological Resources: Ecosystem and Biodiversity Conservation
  • Living with Environmental Change
  • Ecological and Environmental Assessment

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find English courses on Language Learning Portal.

CAE score
193(Grade B)

Requirements for Global Environmental Change

Students are normally required to have at least a lower second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in an environment related or a science subject. Upper second-class and first-class students will be preferred. Appropriate industrial or professional experience can be considered as an equivalent entry qualification on a case-by-case basis. Students for whom English is not their first language are required to perform to the required standard in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or English Language Test Score (IELTS).

Work Experience for Global Environmental Change

No work experience is required.

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