The MSc in Climate Change at Maynooth University is offered by the Department of Geography to provide Graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to enable them to undertake analysis of both global and Irish related climate change science, impacts and policies. The MSc was first offered in 2008–09 due to the need for trained graduates in meeting the challenges posed by climate change, particularly in the areas of simulating future climates, impacts modelling, developing mitigation and adaptation strategies and decision making under uncertainty.
The MSc in Climate Change is a fulltime postgraduate programme running from the commencement of the first semester to the submission of a research thesis (end of July). The course provides a well-integrated and encompassing programme of taught modules that reflect the major themes of climate change, together with essential technical training in modelling and analysis and are designed to nurture independent and critical thinking on climate change issues.
Minimum English language requirements: - IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score - TOEFL (Paper based test): 585 - TOEFL (Internet based test): 95 - PTE (Pearson): 62
Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850
The course provides a well-integrated and encompassing programme of taught modules that reflect the major themes of climate change, together with essential technical training in modelling and analysis and are designed to nurture independent and critical thinking on climate change issues. The course is delivered using a variety of techniques from traditional lectures, seminars, and workshops with the emphasis firmly placed on integrating cutting edge research into the delivery of the MSc.
This course is designed to equip students for further research in aspects of climate change modelling and impact analysis or who wish to pursue careers in areas in environmental management for which climate change considerations are necessary. It is also suitable for those in mid career with an appropriate background who wish to upgrade their skills in these emerging areas.
By doing the MSc in Climate Change at NUI Maynooth I have substantially deepened my understanding of the science, political and social impacts and issues around climate change. What I found most enjoyable about the course was its applied nature and delivery by distinguished academics and guest speakers. Also the MSc served to develop vital skills such as critical thinking, statistical techniques and developing and delivering on research ideas.
The MSc in Climate has opened a number of doors for me personally; there are great opportunities to continue research in the area within the department. At present I am continuing my studies with the Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units (ICARUS) on examining climate change impacts on the Irish water sector. Completing the MSc in Climate Change was crucial in developing the skills needed to take my interests to the next level.
The basic entry requirement is a degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours, Grade One (2.1) in any of the following subjects or cognate disciplines: Geography, Physics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Mathematics. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
EU Tuition Fee: €5,250; International Tuition Fee: €13,500
Recipient: Maynooth University
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