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Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability MSc

Course Description

This is a multi-school, interdisciplinary programme that explores the likely impacts of global climate change on society and the wider environment and to instil the skills to develop creative and evidenced solutions.

This MSc is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

Scholarship schemes available for this MSc course

1.The Water Conservation Bursary (£4,000)
2.The Queen’s Anniversary Prize Scholarships (6 x £3,000 fee waivers)


We aim to provide students with an interdisciplinary knowledge of the potential impacts of global warming and climate change across a variety of key areas, including public health, business and economics, national and international policy and technological development, underpinned by a critical understanding of the concept of sustainability as applied to resource and energy use.

In so doing, we aim to meet the changing needs of society by generating graduates able to tackle the challenges presented by climate change, thus preparing them for careers that will likely span the transition to a post-carbon economy.

About the Institute for the Environment

During your MSc you will be based in the Institute for the Environment (IfE). IfE is a rapidly expanding research centre housing a strong team of leading experts held in high international regard in their respective fields. In 2011, IfE's research revealing the link between chemicals in rivers and reproductive health won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Interdisciplinary course in award winning Specialist Research Institute
Excellent staff to student ratio (around 1:4)
IES and CIWEM accredited course
Full time (2-day contact a week) or part time (1-day contact a week)
Campus university with excellent facilities and close to London with great transport links

Visit the Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability MSc page on the Brunel University London website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Anthony Wright

2629.jpg After too many years working in wholesale finance in the City of London I felt ready to take up a new challenge and align my working life with my personal interests.

What I like about the course is its broad multi-disciplinary nature and the fact that the syllabus has been designed to fit the specific subject domain, rather than extended from a pre-existing MSc.

I was particularly concerned about the challenges of returning to full-time education as a mature student. As it turned out I was not alone, and academic life, though challenging, has proved to be very rewarding.


Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted with a Science or Social Science based degree with a minimum grade of a 2:2 (or equivalent) from a British University (or equivalent). A wide range of disciplines are acceptable, for example: Environmental Science; Engineering; Physics; Chemistry; Biology; Geography; Environmental Health; Marine Science; Maths; Agricultural Science; Law; History; Sociology; Psychology; Business and Economics.Applicants with a third class honours degree or other qualifications will be considered if supported by science A-level (or equivalent) and relevant work experience. Such applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Course Fees

UK/EU students: £7,000 full-time; £3,500 part-time. International students: £16,500 full-time; £8,250 part-time

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