M.Sc. On Campus

Climate Change - Environment, Science and Policy

King's College London

12 months
24660 GBP/year
11040 GBP/year
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The Climate Change - Environment, Science and Policy MSc course at King's College London is an opportunity for graduates of geography, physical sciences, engineering and computer sciences to explore specific issues relating to climate and environmental change at an advanced level. 


The Climate Change - Environment, Science and Policy MSc course at King's College London will help you explore a wide range of critical topics focusing on human-originated influences on the terrestrial, hydrological and atmospheric environments, and their biological, physical and societal consequences.

This MSc is unique because it’s flexible and allows you to study climate change from a policy or science pathway - and choose from an interdisciplinary list of optional modules to deepen your knowledge. You can choose to take the science pathway and concentrate your studies on the physical science aspects, such as forecasting climate change and its impacts. If you opt for the policy pathway, you’ll focus on the societal aspects, such as policymaking, adaptation and communication. 

Key benefits

  • Bring your understanding of climate and environmental change issues up-to-date, focusing on the human influences and societal consequences of climate change.
  • Learn about how the potential future impacts and consequences of environmental change can be studied, including changes to the climate, carbon cycle, hydrology and land use.
  • Master your ability to address complex research and policy questions with newly developed multidisciplinary skills. Gain the skills to critically evaluate and analyse environmental change research, the implications of the science, and the range of possible policy responses.
  • Develop your understanding of what policymakers and society need from scientific research in order to respond to global and regional environmental changes.
  • Find out more about the nature of the uncertainties involved in future predictions.

Career prospects

Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy MSc graduates have secured careers in national and international consultancies and NGOs, governments, charities, research organisations, journalism and teaching. Many graduates have also gone on to undertake doctoral research at King’s and other universities in a broad range of Climate Science related topics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods for Environmental Data Analysis
  • Climate Change
  • Modelling Environmental Change
  • Practising Social Research

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 degree with preference given to geography, natural sciences (such as environmental science, physics, chemistry and biology) and engineering subjects.
  • Candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have professional or voluntary experience will also be considered.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24660 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24660 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11040 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time:

  • Home/UK fees: £5,520 per year 
  • Overseas fees: £12,330 per year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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