This programme is offered either full and part time basis.
Develop your scientific skills and knowledge and act on your concern about climate change through an MSc that’s never been more essential. Climate change and variability has played a major role in shaping human history – and the prospect of global warming as a result of human activity will present us with demanding challenges over the coming decades.
This MSc in Climate Change is designed to provide you with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of climate change science, society and policy. You’ll have the freedom to direct your studies depending on your interests and career destination.
As a graduate of this course you will have strong employability potential in many areas including academic research, business consultancies, industry, policy-making, or government research agencies.
Degree Subject This programme is open to students with a good first degree in environmental science or a related discipline. Degree Classification Good first degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent)
Students for whom English is a Foreign language
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)
PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)
This course provides an authoritative assessment of the subject, including recent climate history, present-day variations and climate prediction, the ways in which ideas of climate change impact on the environment, society and human welfare, and the role of climate science in policy development. Its temporal focus spans the Holocene period through to the year 2100, with particular emphasis on contemporary issues. You are encouraged to interact with the course content through a series of student-led debates.
Compulsory Study (120 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:
CLIMATE CHANGE: PHYSICAL SCIENCE BASIS
ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Option A Study (60 credits)
Students will select 60 credits from the following modules:
CLIMATE CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT II: GOVERNANCE, POLICY AND SOCIETY
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT EFFECTIVENESS
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION - SCIENCE, POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
GEOENGINEERING THE CLIMATE: SCIENCE AND POLICY
GIS AND ITS APPLICATIONS FOR MODELLING ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
MODELLING ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSES
MODERN METHODS IN AIR POLLUTION SCIENCE
NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
RESEARCH TOPICS IN EARTH SCIENCE
SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY
STABLE ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY
STATISTICS AND MODELLING FOR SCIENTISTS USING R
THEORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
University of Oxford
Nature Publishing Group
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