Climate Change, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14450
    Tuition (Year)
    7950
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

Climate change is a multifaceted issue, with relevance across a wide range of economic sectors and policy areas. The MSc Climate Change offers you the chance to take a truly interdisciplinary approach to your study in climate change, engaging with academic, professional and popular literature. The programme will equip you with an understanding of climate change and how this challenge is being tackled by governments, business and other organisations. You will be able to critically evaluate scientific scenarios of future climate and associated impacts, assess the effectiveness of different policy approaches, and determine suitable business responses to the climate change challenge.

You will also explore the key debates and ideas from a range of viewpoints, balancing science, policy and business practice. The course is designed for both climate change practitioners wishing to further develop their understanding of key issues, and those hoping to move into this fast-developing sector. As the programme is offered through part-time, evening, face-to-face study, it provides a distinctive opportunity for practitioners to combine study with their career.

Careers and employability

Graduates can pursue a career in business, environmental management, local government, policy work, and in environmental groups and charities. Possible professions include nature conservation officer, environmental consultant, or geographical information systems officer.

Accreditation

Successful completion of the relevant modules allows you to become a Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), a non-profit membership organisation that promotes best practice standards in environmental management, auditing and assessment. IEMA supports the professional development of individuals involved in the environmental and sustainability profession in the public, private and non-governmental sectors.

Programme Structure

The 5 compulsory modules - Climate Change, Environment and Policy, Sustainable Business Practice, Energy and Climate Change, and Research Methods - give a comprehensive grounding in key topics and an opportunity to reflect on practice at both individual and corporate levels.

These compulsory courses are complemented by a wide range of option modules, which allow you to pursue your own interests. Alternatively, you can elect to take option modules that lead to Institute of Environmental Managers and Assessors (IEMA) Associate Member status.

    In addition, you will receive training in research methods and complete a research project, involving in-depth study of real challenges arising from climate change.

    Lecturers

    • Dr Becky Briant
    • Dr Melissa Butcher
    • Dr Paul Elsner
    • Dr Aideen Foley (Programme Director)

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
      • Intensity Flexible
      • Duration part-time 24 months
      • Part-time variant
        Evening
    • Credits
      180 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    You need the following IELTS score:

    • 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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    Academic Requirements

    Good honours degree or equivalent.

    International entry requirements

    If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests.

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    Student Visa

    Students from United States of America need a visa in order to study in the United Kingdom.
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    Tuition Fee Per Year

    • GBP 14450 International
    • GBP 7950 EU/EEA
    • Part-time home/EU students: £ 3975 pa
    • Part-time overseas students: £ 7225 pa

    Funding

    The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses – and you don't have to start repaying until 2019.


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