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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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Climate change is a multifaceted issue, with relevance across a wide range of economic sectors and policy areas. The MSc in Climate Change 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.

About

The MSc in Climate Change 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

    15200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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