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MSc Environmental Change, Impact and Adaptation

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MSc in Environmental Change, Impact and Adaptation is an innovative, bespoke, multi-disciplinary programme that addresses the challenges that climatic and other environmental changes pose to society. It draws on world-leading expertise in the department in both the natural and social sciences to cover a range of topics including: desertification, terrestrial carbon cycles, flooding, risk management, records of palaeo-environmental change, environmental hazards, policy response, sea-level rise, and the impacts of warming and changing rainfall on ecosystem processes.

Overview

Aberystwyth DGES is home to a variety of research groups with interests directly related to the programme, including Environment and Society, Earth Observation and Ecosystems Dynamics, Rivers and Quaternary Research

· The Department of Geography and Earth Science is top in Wales, with 78% of its research classified as either ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ - REF 2014

· Aberystwyth DGES is in the top ten of UK Geography departments with regards to research power, which provides a measure of the quality of research, as well as of the number of staff undertaking research within the department

· DGES receives funding from organisations such as United Nations, WHO and the European Research Council

· Opportunity to study the latest understanding of environmental change and our efforts to plan for and manage future change

· Opportunity to undertake advanced training in environment based topics from one of the UK's leading research departments

· Aberystwyth is located in a high quality outdoor physical environment and comprises a multi-national community.

Careers

Upon completion of the course, you will be a highly competent contributor to any work relating to:

human impacts on and management of terrestrial ecosystems

environmental risk assessment

environmental policy analysis

disaster relief.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,350per year

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

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    126 60%

    33rd

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    16th

    10

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