M.Sc. On Campus

Climate Change

University of Copenhagen

24 months
14780 EUR/year
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The Climate Change programme at the University of Copenhagen is a 2-year interdisciplinary MSc programme, combining natural and social science approaches to the study of climate change.


As a student in the Climate Change programme at the University of Copenhagen, you will be equipped to take up job functions associated with local, national and international efforts to deal with climate change, one of the currently greatest challenges to modern society.

Thus, you may choose to study the consequences of climate change for human living conditions and access to land, water, energy, and food resources. You will learn to analyze climate change using key approaches within social, economic and political science.

Career opportunities

Broad-based expertise on climate change is in high demand, and the MSc in Climate Change offers a wide range of career opportunities:

  • In governmental agencies and municipalities which develop plans for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • In consultancy companies carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment, develop, implement or monitor climate change mitigation and adaptation projects.
  • In climate change research, teaching and information dissemination.
  • In industry, developing environmental and energy technologies.
  • In NGOs and international organisations (incl. the UN) involved in climate change impacts assessment, mitigation and adaptation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Climate Change – an Interdisciplinary Challenge
  • Climate Change, Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Paleo-Climatology
  • Climate Change and Water Resources
  • Ethics, Environment and Society
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s programme you are eligible to apply for the Master’s programme in Climate Change.

Other bachelor’s degrees

  • If you have a bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements. 

Applicants with a Bachelor's degrees in other study fields may also be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • Curriculum is strongly directed towards topics of Climate Change (Minimum 60 ECTS credits climate change related study elements)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14780 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7390 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • Tuition fee: DKK 55,000 per semester

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /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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