MCCSP On Campus

Climate Change Science and Policy

12 months
42801 USD/year
10592 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Globally we already see some of the consequences: an increase in extreme weather events, the loss of habitable land, and growing concerns about food security, species loss and threats to biodiversity. The Climate Change Science and Policy programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington .


Key facts

International agreements aim to keep global warming well below a 2 degree threshold to prevent even more repercussions. But deciding how we go about reducing our emissions, and how we adapt to changes that have already happened, requires scientists and policy-makers with a broad understanding of both physical sciences and human systems.The Climate Change Science and Policy programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington

Get an edge in your career

If you want to work in policy, iwi development or NGO advocacy related to climate change, this programme will give you an edge in your career.

Your degree might be in science, law, engineering or the social sciences—you don’t need a degree in science to apply for the Master of Climate Change Science and Policy.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Physical Basis of Climate Change
  • Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation 
  • International Climate Change Policy
  • Climate Change Mitigation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Starting from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Victoria University of Wellington and/or in New Zealand, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with at least a B average in a relevant subject
  • You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    42801 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42801 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10592 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Estimated international fees : NZ$59,171 for the full programme
  • Estimated domestic fees : NZ$14,643 for the full programme

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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