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MSc Climate Change

Course Description

There is a growing need for experts in this field, as climate change plays a major role in shaping the world we live in, with the prospect of global warming as a result of human activity presenting us with many future challenges.


This course provides an authoritative assessment of the climate change, including climate history, present-day variations and climate prediction. Study also explores the ways in which ideas of climate change impact on the environment, society and human welfare, including the role of climate science in policy development. Students learn research methods, data preparation and analysis i.e. theoretical or model-based approaches to climate prediction.


The ways in which climate change is understood by societies and how it influences the development of policy and stimulates social action is a key component of the course. The course also covers the fundamentals of the changing climate including the Earth’s energy balance, circulation of the atmosphere, causes of climate change and variability, plus the greenhouse effect. Students are encouraged to interact with the course content via a series of student-led debates.


The MSc in Climate Change is based in the Climatic Research Unit at the School of Environmental Sciences, consisting of a community of researchers including students, staff and technicians. The School is the largest interdisciplinary Environmental Science department in the UK. 88% of its research is classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework. Extensive investment in UEA’s buildings and laboratories provide excellent facilities for continued research.


The course is designed to provide valuable interdisciplinary knowledge of climate change science, society and policy. The content studied equips graduates for careers in areas as diverse as government agencies, business consultancies and academia.

Visit the MSc Climate Change page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Javier Sabogal Mogollón

“Studying the MSc in Climate Change at UEA was a great opportunity, both professionally and personally. Thanks to the experience, I found a job that really fulfills my expectations - and I also met some great people that have become some of my best friends.”

Javier Sabogal Mogollón Former Student

(Student Profile)

Saber Osman

"Spending a year studying with the experts in climate change at UEA and doing research for my dissertation has helped me perform better in my job. In addition, the relationships that I built during the course will be useful throughout my career working on climate change related issues in Egypt."

Saber Osman Former Student


Faculty of Science Postgraduate Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Faculty of Science Scholarships are offered to students studying in the following subject areas:Biological Sciences
Computing Sciences
Environmental Sciences

Value of Scholarship(s)

varies depending on award


On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate course in the Faculty of Science at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities.

Application Procedure

Any eligible applicant is invited to apply for a scholarship. As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment. Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office at UEA for further information.To find the Faculty of Science scholarships and funding opportunities that concern you in greater detail, please visit the link below.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Open to students with a good first degree (min 2.1 or equivalent) in Environmental Science or a related discipline.

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