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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of East Anglia UEA

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Develop your scientific skills and knowledge and act on your concern about climate change through an MSc that’s never been more essential. Climate change and variability has played a major role in shaping human history - and the prospect of global warming as a result of human activity will present us with demanding challenges over the coming decades.

This MSc in Climate Change is designed to provide you with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of climate change science, society and policy. You’ll have the freedom to direct your studies depending on your interests and career destination.

As a graduate of this course you will have strong employability potential in many areas including academic research, business consultancies, industry, policy-making, or government research agencies.

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Based in the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the School of Environmental Sciences (ENV), this course will give you an authoritative understanding of climate change - including recent climate history, present-day variations and climate prediction.

Through different modules you’ll discover the fundamentals of the changing climate, including the Earth’s energy balance, the general circulation of the atmosphere, causes of climate change and variability and the greenhouse effect. You will also learn about research methods, consisting of empirical approaches to climate reconstruction (e.g. tree ring analysis), data preparation and analysis, detection of anthropogenic changes and theoretical or model-based approaches to climate prediction. You will study the evidence and causes of recent climate change with a focus on the period from 1 AD to the present, including the atmospheric buildup of greenhouse gases and its consequences for the behaviour of the Earth system.

You’ll study climate model projections of the future, from temperature and sea-level changes on global scales, to extreme events such as drought. You will also learn about research methods, data preparation and analysis, how we detect anthropogenic changes to climate, and theoretical or model-based approaches to climate prediction.

You will also consider climate change from the viewpoint of energy generation and usage. You'll learn about the key relationships between energy, fossil fuels and the economy, by drawing on historical analyses to understand how energy systems have evolved in the past. You will also examine the role that scenarios play in exploring energy futures. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the complexities of changing energy systems, enabling you to critically engage with debates around future “energy transitions”, the role that innovation and emergent technologies might play, and the various challenges of shifting towards renewable based energy systems.

Application deadline

01-06-2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,600per year

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

University information

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University of East Anglia UEA

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

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    33rd out of 72 3

    16th out of 29 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    133 63%

    29th

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    46th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    44th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    131 57%

    17th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    11th

    4

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