Description

Our Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy MSc programme 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. 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 Earth’s 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.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year FT / 2 years PT

Module Details:

Required Modules

Core Modules

  • Dissertation in Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy (60 credits)

Policy Pathway required modules

  • Methods for Environmental Research (20 credits)
  • Global Environmental Change 1: Climate Science (20 credits)
  • Climate Change and Culture (20 credits)

Science Pathway required modules

  • Methods for Environmental Research (20 credits)
  • Global Environmental Change 1: Climate Science (20 credits)
  • Global Environmental Change 2: Earth System Dynamics (20 credits)
  • Methods For Environmental Research
  • Global Environmental Change 1: Climate Science
  • Climate Change and Culture
  • Global Environmental Change 2: Earth System Dynamics
Optional Modules

 Policy Pathway:

  • Globalisation and the Environment (40 credits)
  • Environmental Internship (20 credits)
  • Environmental Actors and Politics (20 credits)
  • Environmental Science and Policymaking (20 credits)
  • Community, Vulnerability and Disaster Risk (20 credits) (Prerequisite: Disasters and Development, either through taking the module entirely or through auditing)
  • Water, Security and the Environment (20 credits)
  • Climate: Science and History (20 credits)
  • Disasters and Development (20 credits)
  • River Processes and Management (20 credits)
  • Water Resources and Water Policy (20 credits)

Science Pathway:

  • Environmental Remote Sensing (20 credits)
  • Modelling Environmental Change at the Land Surface (20 credits)
  • Monitoring Environmental Change (20 credits)
  • Environmental GIS (20 credits)
  • Environmental Research Design and Application (20 credits)
  • River Processes and Management (20 credits)
  • Climate: Science and History (20 credits)

You will then take further modules to bring your total credits total to 180 – 210 from a wide range of optional modules that may typically include:

  • Any of the prescribed modules listed above
  • Any Level 7 (master’s) modules offered in the Department of Geography
  • Up to 20 credits from Level 7 modules provided by any departments or institutes outside of Geography, subject to approval.
  • Disasters And Development
  • Environmental Actors & Politics
  • Environmental GIS
  • Environmental Internship
  • Environmental Remote Sensing
  • Modelling Environmental Change At The Land Surface
  • Monitoring Environmental Change
  • Water Resources And Water Policy
  • River Processes & Management
  • Globalisation And The Environment
  • Environmental Science & Policymaking
  • Community, Vulnerability And Disaster Risk
  • Climate: Science and History
  • Environmental Research Design & Applications
Required modules – MA only
  • Methods For Environmental Research
Required modules – MSc only
  • Methods For Environmental Research
  • Global Environmental Change 1: Climate Science

Fees

Full time UK fees: £9,450 p.a. (2017/18); Full time overseas fees: £18,420 p.a. (2017/18); Part time UK fees: £4,725 p.a. (2017/18); Part time overseas fees: £9,210 p.a. (2017/18)*

Entry Requirements

General entry advice

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. Candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have professional or voluntary experience will also be considered. Mature candidates will be considered favourably.

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