Climate Change - Environment, Science and Policy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    19320 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    9900 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #36 (WUR) ,
The Climate Change - Environment, Science and Policy MSc programme atKing's College London is an opportunity for graduates of geography, physical sciences, engineering and computer sciences to explore specific issues relating to climate and environmental change at an advanced level.

About

You will explore a wide range of critical topics focusing on human-originated influences on the terrestrial, hydrological and atmospheric environments, and their biological, physical and societal consequences.

Key benefits

  • Gain an up-to-date understanding of the nature and processes of environmental changes occurring in Earths terrestrial, hydrological and atmospheric environments.

  • Study the methods used to examine the potential future consequences of environmental changes.

  • Learn to evaluate and analyse environmental change research critically and reflect on the strengths and weaknesses and potential societal implications of the science.

  • Develop an understanding of the scientific evidence needed for policymakers and society to respond to the problems associated with global and regional environmental changes impacting the Earth.

Description

The Climate Change: Environment, Science & Policy MSc is a flexible course allowing you to study either a Policy or a Science pathway. Our course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the processes and the nature of environmental changes occurring in the Earths terrestrial, hydrological and atmospheric environments. You will also develop essential research, analysis and critical-thinking skills that will help you to understand and interpret scientific evidence and also respond to the problems associated with global and regional environmental changes in the Earths system.

Career prospects

Our MSc is designed to prepare you for a career in environmental change research, consultancy and/or policy development. It provides interdisciplinary research training for those going onto a PhD in environmental and/or Earth system science within King's or elsewhere, and students entering the job market immediately after graduation are expected to be highly marketable in three main areas: local and national governmental and non-governmental agencies (eg Environment Agency, County Councils, Nature Conservancies);

The Climate Change - Environment, Science and Policy programme is offered at King's College London.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Methods for Environmental Research
  • Global Environmental Change 1: Climate Science
  • Climate Change & Culture
  • Science pathway
  • Methods for Environmental Research
  • Global Environmental Change 1: Climate Science

          Lecturers

          • Professor Nick Drake

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity

            You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

            Full-time
            • Full-time duration 12 months
            Part-time
            • Average part-time duration 24 months
            • Intensity Flexible
            • Part-time variant
              Flexible
          • Credits
            90 ECTS 180 alternative credits
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus
          Check if you match the admission requirements

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:

            7

            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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          • Minimum required score (Grade B):

            193

            The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

            Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

          • Minimum required score:

            7

            The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: Upper Second Class

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

          • Minimum standard is a 2:1 degree or international equivalent, eg GPA of 3.3 from a US University, with preference given to geography, natural sciences (such as environmental science, physics, chemistry and biology) and engineering subjects
          • Applications must be made online using Kings online application portaland a non-refundable application fee of 55 applies
          • Please provide a personal statement that shows how your own interests are linked to the programme
          • If your first language is not English you must be able to provide recent evidence that your spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which you have applied.

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            19320 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 19320 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
          • EU/EEA

            9900 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 9900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
          • Part time UK fees: 4,950 per year
          • Part time overseas fees: 9,660 per year

          Living costs for London

          684 - 830 GBP/month
          Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

          Funding

          Kings administers and provides an extensive range of funding opportunities throughout the year.

          StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.