Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Climate Change

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 help you understand climate change and how this challenge is being tackled by governments, business and other organisations. You will 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. The compulsory modules give a comprehensive grounding in key topics and an opportunity to reflect on practice at both individual and corporate levels. These are complemented by a wide range of option modules, which allow you to pursue your own interests. 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. **HIGHLIGHTS** - Our location in central London offers excellent access to a wide range of research resources, including the Birkbeck Library, the LSE Library of Political and Economic Science (LSE), the Royal Geographical Society and Senate House Library (University of London). - The Department of Geography has contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions, which can lead to important networking opportunities. - Our academic staff are experts in their respective fields, publishing and teaching in a wide range of topics including climate modelling, renewable energy, flooding and coastal adaptation. - In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Sociology at Birkbeck was ranked 13th in the UK.

Entry requirements

MSc: Good Honours degree or equivalent.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Via coursework. MSc: Via coursework and examinations. MSc programmes require a substantial piece of independent research in the form of a dissertation, which accounts for one-third of the course. Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Via coursework and examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,375 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,375 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,375 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,375 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,375 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 10,150 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 4,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 7,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 4,450 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 4,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 4,450 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 4,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 3,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 5,075 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

Get in touch

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies
Telephone number: 
02070738000