Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Change aims to meet the needs of both climate change practitioners and those hoping to move into this fast-developing sector. It is ideal if you are interested in studying climate change at postgraduate level for personal or professional reasons, but you don't want to commit to a full MA. The programme provides a comprehensive advanced-level grounding in many areas of climate change and an opportunity to reflect on practice at both individual and corporate levels. As it is offered through part-time, evening, face-to-face study, it is ideal if you want to combine study with a continuing career.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

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.

Start Date:

One evening a week.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time Evening
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,000 Home Fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,000 European Fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £5,075 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students need an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.