Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Climate change is a multifaceted issue, with relevance across a wide range of economic sectors and policy areas. The programme 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.

Course Modules

The MSc Climate Change comprises compulsory modules, option modules and a dissertation, to a total of 180 credits.

You take 5 compulsory modules: Climate Change and Environment and Policy, which are worth 30 credits each, and Energy and Climate Change and Sustainable Business Practice, which are worth 15 credits each.

You also take a compulsory research methods module, which is a zero'credit module, designed to equip you with the necessary skills to complete an independent research project.

You will pursue your own interests via option modules. You can choose either to complete modules that lead to Associate Member status with the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment or take other option modules. You choose 2 option modules, each worth 15 credits.

You will also complete a 60'credit dissertation, conducting an in'depth study of real challenges arising from climate change.

Compulsory modules:

Climate Change;

Energy and Climate Change;

Environment and Policy;

GEDS Research Methods;

Sustainable Business Practice .

Option modules:

Corporate Responsibility;

Critical Geographies of Nature (15);

Development Policy;

Environmental Reporting and Management Systems;

Environmental Science for Environmental Management (15 credit version);

GIS Data and Databases;

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems;

Readings in the Environment;

Remote Sensing and Environmental GIS;

Spatial Analysis and Statistics .

MSc Climate Change dissertation

Start Date:

10/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £4,950 Overseas Fees
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £2,900 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £4,375 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £7,425 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £9,925 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £5,800 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,375 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,425 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,850 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,700 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Good Honours degree or equivalent. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English: IELTS Academic Test score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests.