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Climate Change - Policy, Media and Society

Dublin City University

12 months
Duration
15000 EUR/year
6750 EUR/year
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About

The MSc in Climate Change - Policy, Media and Society at Dublin City University interrogates how societies are responding to climate change, and how that response can be strengthened. It examines the roles played by politics, regulation, law, education and the media in creating the broad societal response demanded by climate change.

Overview

The challenges posed by climate change are hugely complex and require a broad range of responses from many sectors of society. We currently lack many of the appropriate policies, institutions, and societal responses.

This pioneering programme will equip students with critical insights and analytical skills to enable them to play a part in shaping the transition to a decarbonised and climate resilient future. Most postgraduate courses focused on climate change are concerned with the science of climate change. Dublin City University’s new MSc. in Climate Change - Policy, Media & Society is unique in Ireland in its focus on the social sciences and humanities, on media, policy, law, governance, regulation and politics.

Career opportunities

The MSc Climate Change - Policy, Media and Society at Dublin City University  will be particularly attractive to recent graduates of science, engineering, communications, social & political science degrees, current civil and public servants working in central government and the wider civil service dealing with climate change policies; those working in industry who need a thorough grasp of the regulatory and legal landscape as it pertains to climate change; educators who wish to contribute to or initiate primary or second level courses concerning climate change; and employees of unions and NGOs who may be asked to become involved in advocacy concerning climate policy.

Graduates of this pioneering programme will have acquired the advanced knowledge and skills to develop careers in the environmental or climate section of public bodies and organisations, both in national and local government; the environment, climate or Corporate Social Responsibility departments of businesses; or in civil society, either in Ireland or internationally.

The programme will enable students currently employed to found, lead or contribute to climate action and emissions monitoring/reduction efforts of their organisations. The dissertation element will allow students to focus on their organisation as a case study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Climate Change and the Media
  • Climate Change and Societal Transition
  • Climate Change: The Physical Science Basis
  • Climate Change Policy and Governance
  • EU and National Climate Change Law
  • Research Methodology
  • Environmental Change and World Politics
  • Climate Change Education

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent.
  • If the applicant has not yet completed their degree than a conditional offer may be made on the basis of most recent grades and pending the achievement of a H2.2 degree.
  • Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered. This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness.
  • International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6750 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part time:

  • EU: €3,600
  • International: €7,400

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Due for update

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