M.Sc. Global Environmental Change

University of Leicester

Application deadline: as early as possible
Tuition fee:
  • € 5,770 / Year (EEA)
  • € 14,770 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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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.


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


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).

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

193 (Grade B)


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