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Climate Change (Environment, Science and Policy) MSc

King's College London, University of London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Strand Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Our Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy MSc course provides an opportunity to explore key issues relating to climate and environmental change at an advanced level. You will explore a wide range of critical topics focusing on human influences on the Earth’s climate and environment, and their societal consequences. The Science pathway focuses on the physical science aspects, such as forecasting climate change and its impacts. The Policy pathway focuses on the societal aspects, such as policymaking, adaptation and communication. Both pathways are flexible, with an interdisciplinary list of optional modules.

Course detail

The Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy MSc is a flexible programme allowing you to study either a Policy or a Science pathway. The programme provides an in-depth understanding of the scientific and policy basis of a series of global environmental change issues, the roles of both human influence and natural variability, and the process of scientific research and policymaking in these areas. You will also develop essential research, analysis and critical-thinking skills that will help you to understand and interpret scientific evidence and respond to the problems associated with global and regional environmental changes in the Earth’s system.

Teaching and assessment

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face-to-face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. We will teach you through a combination of lectures and seminars, and typically 20 hours per module. We also expect you to undertake 130 hours of independent study for each module. Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include essays and other written assignments, oral presentations, lab work and occasionally an examination, depending on the modules selected. All students also undertake a research-based dissertation of 12,000 words.

Career prospects

Our graduates have secured careers in national and international consultancies and NGOs, governments, charities, research organisations, journalism and teaching, along with many undertaking doctoral research at King’s and other universities in a broad range of Climate Science related topics.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,460per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

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  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 71 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    153 76%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%



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