UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Climate Change

There is a pressing national and international need to understand the nature and consequences of climatic change and to develop adaptation strategies. The course provides rigorous scientific and vocational training for the next generation of climate change professionals.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject (such as environmental science, geography, oceanography, biology, chemistry, physics or engineering) from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with relevant professional experience in climate science or environmental management will also be considered.

Course modules

Core modules: climate dynamics; models in environmental science; past climates; global environmental change; options may include:; biological indicators of environmental change; climate modelling; coastal change; cities and climate change; environmental GIS; impacts of climate change on hydro-ecological systems; non-biological indicators of environmental change; ocean circulation and climate change; politics of climate change; terrestrial carbon (modelling and monitoring); surface water modelling.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratory and computer-based practical classes. Assessment is through independent project work, practical-based and written coursework, and the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

UCL Graduate School.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 6 months
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 7579