Climate Change: Impacts and Mitigation MSc/Diploma/Certificate

  • Delivery: Full Time, Part Time
  • Programme type: Taught Programme
  • Study location: Edinburgh
  • Entry date: September

Overview

Climate change is recognised as having potentially huge impacts on the environment and on society.   The study of the causes and impacts of climate change and the measures required to mitigate the impacts and adapt is complex.   It is essential that scientists, engineers and environmental decision-makers understand the fundamentals of the causes, impacts and management measures involved in dealing with such important issues.


Programme content

The MSc programme offers one core course to introduce climate change causes and impacts (Semester 1) and reviews the possible mitigation and adaptation measures in a second (Semester 2).   The programme structure allows for three optional and relevant courses each semester from amongst the University's postgraduate syllabus so that a 'tailored' programme can be constructed.

Core courses

  • Climate Change:  Causes and Impacts
  • Climate Change:  Mitigation and Adaptation Measures
  • Research Project (MSc only)

For potential optional courses please refer to the course/subject areas available and listed in other School MSc programmes, specifically those of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, and School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society. Advice will be given on the most appropriate courses available from the different Schools of the University in topics ranging across scientific, engineering, economics and management courses.

Your career

Entry requirements

As for all our taught postgraduate programmes.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:

  • 2 semesters English (for IELTS of 4.5-5.0);
  • 12 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5);
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5*-6.0). (*minimum 5.5 reading and writing)

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for 2015 entry (by residency status)
Status*Full-timePart-time
Scotland / Non-UK EU£4980£2690
England/Northern Ireland/Wales£5880£3180
Overseas£16770£8730

* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.

Scholarships & bursaries