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About

Climate change is a multifaceted issue, with relevance across a wide range of economic sectors and policy areas. The MSc in Climate Change (Part-Time) at Birkbeck, University of London offers you the chance to take a truly interdisciplinary approach to your study in climate change, engaging with academic, professional and popular literature.

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Overview

The MSc in Climate Change (Part-Time) at Birkbeck, University of London will help you understand climate change and how this challenge is being tackled by governments, business and other organisations. You will critically evaluate scientific scenarios of future climate and associated impacts, assess the effectiveness of different policy approaches, and determine suitable business responses to the climate change challenge. You will also explore the key debates and ideas from a range of viewpoints, balancing science, policy and business practice.

The course is designed for both climate change practitioners wishing to further develop their understanding of key issues, and those hoping to move into this fast-developing sector.

The compulsory modules give a comprehensive grounding in key topics and an opportunity to reflect on practice at both individual and corporate levels. These are complemented by a wide range of option modules, which allow you to pursue your own interests. In addition, you will receive training in research methods and complete a research project, involving in-depth study of real challenges arising from climate change.

Highlights

  • Listen to an introductory lecture: 'Climate Change and the River Thames' (delivered by Becky Briant).
  • Our location in central London offers excellent access to a wide range of research resources, including the Birkbeck Library, the LSE Library of Political and Economic Science (LSE), the Royal Geographical Societyand Senate House Library (University of London).
  • The Department of Geography has contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions, which can lead to important networking opportunities.
  • Our academic staff are experts in their respective fields, publishing and teaching in a wide range of topics including climate modelling, renewable energy, flooding and coastal adaptation.
  • In the Research Excellence Framework (REF), Sociology at Birkbeck was ranked 13th in the UK. 

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue a career in business, environmental management, local government, policy work, and in environmental groups and charities. Possible professions include nature conservation officer, environmental consultant, or geographical information systems officer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Climate Change
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Environment and Policy
  • GEDS Research Methods
  • Sustainable Business Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.
  • We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
  • On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
  • You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4450 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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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