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 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

Assessment methods

Assessment is 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 4,375 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2018 GBP 9,925 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2018 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2018 GBP 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2018 GBP 4,375 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2018 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years

Campus details

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

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Key information

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