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Climate Change Postgraduate Certificate

Birkbeck, University of London

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Birkbeck, University of London

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Change aims to meet the needs of both climate change practitioners and those hoping to move into this fast-developing sector. It is ideal if you are interested in studying climate change at postgraduate level for personal or professional reasons, but you don't want to commit to a full MA.

The programme provides a comprehensive advanced-level grounding in many areas of climate change and an opportunity to reflect on practice at both individual and corporate levels. As it is offered through part-time, evening, face-to-face study, it is ideal if you want to combine study with a continuing career.

You will learn about key issues in the three main areas of science, policy and business, by engaging with academic, professional and popular literature. You will also critically evaluate scientific scenarios for future climates and landscape impacts, assess the effectiveness of different policy approaches, and determine suitable business responses to the climate change challenge.

TEACHING

Teaching may include formal lectures, seminars, and practical classes and tutorials. Formal lectures are used in most degree programmes to give an overview of a particular field of study. They aim to provide the stimulus and the starting point for deeper exploration of the subject during your own personal reading. Seminars give you the chance to explore a specific aspect of your subject in depth and to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow students. They typically require preparatory study.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates can pursue a career in business, environmental management, local government, policy work, and in environmental groups and charities. Possible professions include nature conservation officer, environmental consultant, or geographical information systems officer.

Tuition fees

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£ 5,340per year

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

University information

Birkbeck, University of London

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    Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, United Kingdom, WC1E 7HX, England

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