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Climate Change and Environmental Policy MSc


Course Description

Climate Change is a growing issue for environmental policy makers at the international, national and sub-national levels, as well as for environmental managers and experts in public, private and non-profit making organisations.

This course provides you with a unique combination of training on the physical, social and policy aspects of climate change and on broader environmental policy and governance.

You’ll receive a solid foundation in the physical and social science of climate change and its impacts, including adaptation to, and mitigation of, climate change.

You’ll develop a critical understanding of the policy tools available to promote environmental protection.

This Masters combines modules taught at the School of Earth and Environment, with optional modules from the School of Geography and the School of Politics and International Studies.

Our teaching draws on the latest cutting-edge research and is delivered by experts and world’s leading researchers on climate change policy (e.g. IPCC lead authors, and a DEFRA UK lead advisor) to give you in-depth knowledge and guidance.

No other UK university can offer the same level and breadth of expert teaching in climate change and environmental policy.

Course highlights:

Be taught by three lead authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which advises world governments on the evolving and complex issue of climate change, and a lead advisor to the UK's Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA). All academics have won teaching awards.

Engage with some of the world's leading researchers from the Priestley International Centre for Climate (PICC), the ESRC-funded Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) and the RCUK-funded UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). They have published high profile papers with past students.

Attend excellent seminars and talks run by the School and its research centres, where you will access the latest, cutting-edge research delivered by leading climate policy makers and advisors. Plus, attend other seminars run by the School of Geography and School of Politics and International Studies. Ideal if you want to build, or extend your network to enhance your career.

In addition to a free field course to East Yorkshire, choose an optional overseas field course to Tanzania, which provides an opportunity for you to gain practical experience and apply classroom-based learning first-hand in a developing country context. Ideal if you are considering working in an international capacity in this field.

Course content

When completed on a full-time basis, this 12 month Masters is split into 3 semesters.

In your semester 1, you’ll develop a grounding in the physical and social sciences – important for understanding climate mitigation and adaptation.

You’ll also examine the multiple pathways through which human-environment interaction is governed.

You’ll become familiar with appropriate research methods and gain the research skills relevant to your dissertation project.

In semester 2, your studies will give you an overview of climate change impact assessment and predictions, along with key concerns and strategies of adaptation to climate change.

You’ll explore the relative significance of main sources of greenhouse gases and the potential, technologies and strategies for reducing them.

You’ll develop an understanding of the key challenges for controlling greenhouse gas emissions, alongside the critical political issues related to mitigation.

During semester 3, you’ll propose and undertake an extended research project leading to the submission of a 12,000-word dissertation in August.

This dissertation gives you the opportunity to examine the detail of an issue of your choice.

When completed on a part-time basis, the course runs for 24 months, with each year split into 3 semesters. You will take complusory and optional modules in each semester, followed by an extended research project leading to the submission of a 12,000-word dissertation in semester 3 of your final year.

Course structure

Compulsory modules

  • Research Methods 15 credits
  • Research Project 60 credits
  • Environmental Policy and Governance 15 credits
  • Climate Change: Physical Science Basis 15 credits
  • Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation 15 credits
  • Climate Change Mitigation 15 credits

Optional modules

  • Environmental Assessment 15 credits
  • International Relations and the Environment 30 credits
  • Standards and Tools for Business, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility 15 credits
  • Business, Environment and Sustainability 15 credits
  • Introduction to Ecological Economics 15 credits
  • Environmental Economics and Policy 15 credits
  • Delivering Sustainability Through Projects 15 credits
  • Introduction to Sustainability 15 credits
  • Critical Perspectives in Environment and Development 15 credits
  • Environment-Development Overseas Field Course 15 credits
  • Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics 15 credits
  • Terrestrial Biosphere in the Earth System 15 credits

For more information on typical modules, read Climate Change and Environmental Policy MSc Full Time in the course catalogue

For more information on typical modules, read Climate Change and Environmental Policy MSc Part Time in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

You will learn through a variety of teaching methods to help you develop both generic and subject-specific skills.

This includes lectures, practical workshops, field trips (UK and overseas), computer lab sessions, research seminars and project work (individual and groupwork).

Practical exercises focus around real-world scenarios and case studies to produce optimal solutions including familiarisation with state-of-the-art technical approaches, software and the regulatory regimes that companies and public sector organisations operate within.

The research-intensive environment of the School ensures that your course material is both up-to-date and research led.

You'll also learn the scientific and rational principles lying behind the practical approaches used in the world outside academia, so that your skills keep pace with changes in technology or the regulatory environment.

You also have access to the excellent research seminars and talks run by the School of Earth and Environment and its research centres, plus those organised by School of Geography and School of Politics and International Studies.

Facilities

The School of Earth and Environment’s £23m building gives you access to world-class research, teaching and facilities.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a variety of ways including both written and oral assignments, exams and poster presentations.


Visit the Climate Change and Environmental Policy MSc page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Sustainability International Scholarships - 2 Awards

The School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, is offering two sustainability scholarships worth up to £19,000, to students of outstanding ability, achievement and potential. The scholarships will fund the full tuition fees for two international students to undertake a full-time Masters degree programme.All our degrees are led-by the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) within the school. The SRI is home to one of the largest academic groups of sustainability experts in the world. The SRI’s wealth of research helps to inform the content of our Masters degrees. You will also have the opportunity to interact with academics who are at the forefront of major global issues.Scholarship applications can be made for any of the four sustainability programmes:• MSc Climate Change and Environmental Policy
• MSc Environment and Development
• MSc Sustainability and Business
• MSc Sustainability and Consultancy.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £19,000

Eligibility

You must first hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) of an academic place on the eligible School of Earth and Environment Masters programmes for the academic year commencing September 2016, and be designated by the University as being of international fee status. All applications will be assessed on a competitive basis. A scholarship award cannot be deferred and will lapse if not accepted in September 2016.

Application Procedure

Please submit a completed School of Earth and Environment Scholarship application by email to [email protected] by the deadline.An automated email response will confirm receipt of the scholarship application, please note that no further correspondence will be sent until the awards have been allocated by a sub-committee of programme leaders led by the Director of Masters Education in the School of Earth and Environment.

Further Information

http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/admissions-and-study/masters-degrees/admissions-and-study/scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Sustainability UK/EU Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

The School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, is offering a number of sustainability scholarships worth up to £8,000, to students of outstanding ability, achievement and potential. The scholarships will fund the full tuition fees for UK/EU students to undertake a full-time Masters degree programme.All our degrees are led-by the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) within the school. The SRI is home to one of the largest academic groups of sustainability experts in the world. The SRI’s wealth of research helps to inform the content of our Masters degrees. You will also have the opportunity to interact with academics who are at the forefront of major global issues.Scholarship applications can be made for any of the four sustainability programmes:• MSc Climate Change and Environmental Policy
• MSc Environment and Development
• MSc Sustainability and Business
• MSc Sustainability and Consultancy.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £8,000

Eligibility

You must first hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) of an academic place on the eligible School of Earth and Environment Masters programmes for the academic year commencing September 2016, and be designated by the University as being of UK/EU fee status. All applications will be assessed on a competitive basis. A scholarship award cannot be deferred and will lapse if not accepted in September 2016.

Application Procedure

Please submit a completed School of Earth and Environment Scholarship application by email to [email protected] by the deadline.An automated email response will confirm receipt of the scholarship application, please note that no further correspondence will be sent until the awards have been allocated by a sub-committee of programme leaders led by the Director of Masters Education in the School of Earth and Environment.

Further Information

http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/admissions-and-study/masters-degrees/admissions-and-study/scholarships/



Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or above in ideally an environmental or social science, management or economics subject. However, we will consider applicants from other disciplines. If you are a mature applicant without a first degree or with a lower degree classification, you may be considered on the basis of your relevant industry experience and your potential for benefiting from the course. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component

Last Updated

10 August 2017

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