12 months
18500 GBP/year
8900 GBP/year
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This MSc in Climate Change from the University of East Anglia 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. 

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Based in the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the School of Environmental Sciences (ENV), this MSc in Climate Change  from the University of East Anglia  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 also explore how climate change impacts on the environment and society, understand the complex links between energy use and climate, and prospects for emissions control at the national and international level.


Our MSc Climate Change programme will open the doors to a wide variety of careers. You could go into environmental consultancy, postgraduate research (e.g. PhDs), fundamental or applied academic research, local government, utilities, health, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), climate impacts and policy, scientific publishing, or government research agencies, to name a few. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Climate Change: Physical Science Basis
  • Energy and Climate Change 
  • Research Skills 
  • Catchment Water Resources 
  • Climate Change and Development: Governance, Policy and Society 
  • Modelling Environmental Processes
  • Research Topics in Earth Science
  • Theory of Environmental Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree Subject Environmental Science or a related discipline.
  • Degree Classification Bachelors degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent)

Tuition Fee

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    8900 GBP/year
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Living costs for Norwich

609 - 1044 GBP /month
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