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This master programme in Climate Change Management from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences will give you a broad understanding of the challenges society faces with climate change, and the competence to generate knowledge across traditional scientific disciplines, using knowledge from both natural and social sciences.


The Sognefjord region is a unique laboratory to study climate change and its effects with short distance to glaciers and range of geohazards close by, communities and infrastructure in demanding terrain and a living nature right outside the lecture room. 

Staff with international backgrounds will contribute with their knowledge and experiences on the climate challenge.

In this Climate Change Management programme from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences you will learn about:

  • climate models and climate projections, and how they can be used to analyse and assess possible future scenarios.
  • national and international climate policy, and how this policy is applied.
  • how climate change affects species, societies and ecosystems, and how ecosystems may have solutions to the climate challenge
  • how the society can transform energy production and use in a more environmentally friendly direction.
  • how to include evaluations of landslides, avalanches, flooding and water management in planning processes.
  • strategies, actions and tools for adapting to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Study methods
  • The teaching combines lectures, excursions and fieldwork, case studies, multidisciplinary work in groups, seminars and independent work assignments.

Job opportunities

Your qualifications will be in demand in both the private and public sector, for example as:

  • Physical or societal planner in municipalities, regions, road authorities or state agencies
  • Climate, environmental or energy advisor in public or private sector

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Climate Change Ecology
  • Climate Change and Climate Policy
  • Fundamental Research Methods
  • Geohazards for land-use planning
  • Towards a Low Emission Society
  • Run-off Management
  • Scientific Writing, Theory of Science and Data Analyses
  • Climate Change Adaptation in Land Use Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applicants from EU/EEA: March 1st
  • Norwegian applicants: April 15th 


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Relevant bachelor degrees in natural sciences, technology, engineering or social sciences. Additional courses on bachelor- or masterlevel may also be assessed.
  • The grade point average of your bachelor's degree must be C or better.
  • When applying for admission, you should provide evidence of your academic achievements and proficiency in English TOEFL or IELTS certificates must be original and sent directly to us from the test center.

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

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No tuition fees for courses, but you will have to pay a minor study fee of about NOK 750,- per semester,


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