Masters degrees in Climate & Climate Change equip postgraduates with the skills to analyse and model past climate variability, current trends and causes of change.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Environmental Science
Courses in this field encourage youprovide an opportunity to study past, present and future climate change. They also develop an understanding of the models used to monitor these processes and their environmental impacts. to develop an understanding and modelling of future climate change, the detection and attribution of past change and the prediction of impacts of climate change on the environment.
Issues covered include topics such as adaptation and mitigation, suitability and conservation, and the social and cultural impacts of climate change. You may exploreConsideration is given to a range of ecosystems, including analysis of their biodiversity and methods for maintenance and protection. Practical training canmay include methods such as geotechnical analysis and geographical information systems (GIS). Climate change law and policy may also be a key component.
Traditional careers include routes into conservation, either for agencies, large NGOs or even charities. You may also explore work within industrial sectors such as agriculture, or government legislation and regulation.