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QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) MSc in Climate Change
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

MSc in Climate Change

Belfast, United Kingdom

12 Months

English

Full time, Part time

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EUR 6,980

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Introduction

Climate change is one of the most pressing and challenging issues facing humanity. Extreme heat, flooding, and rising sea levels are leading to a number of dangerous and irreversible impacts on societies and economies. Avoiding the worst impacts depends on decisions we make today to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and to find solutions to remove carbon from the atmosphere. A course in climate change has never been so important, as we attempt to tackle these fundamental issues facing humanity in the 21st century. This highly interdisciplinary course offers a specialised knowledge of climate change from multiple perspectives, addressing many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) around themes including climate science; impacts, adaptation and vulnerability; technological and nature-based mitigation; and the connections between climate change and human culture. Practical skills training is embedded in all modules and will provide vital hands-on experience in applying subject knowledge in the real world. There are also strong links with employers – notably through a careers module and an opportunity to undertake an employer-focused research project. This will ensure students graduate as the global citizens and leaders that society needs to help secure the future of our planet. This will open the doors to a wide variety of careers and pathways for future study – including the public sector (e.g. national meteorological and environmental agencies, and local councils), non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and charities; the private sector (e.g. environmental consultancies, energy and utilities companies, risk, finance and insurance providers); universities and research institutes; and many more.

Course Structure

The MSc award will be made at the autumn board of examiners upon successful completion of 180 CATs in semester 1, 2 and 3 (80 CATs core modules, 40 CATs elective modules, and a 60 CATs core research project module).

The opportunity exists for students to complete or redeem failed taught modules in summer – successfully doing so will mean obtaining the MSc award at the autumn board of examiners (provided the research project module is also successfully completed). Students can complete or redeem an incomplete/failed research project module in the subsequent academic year (noting this may have fee implications) – successfully doing so will mean obtaining the MSc award at one of the board of examiners the following academic year. Students may also enter the MSc programme upon successful completion of the PG Dip, enrolling on the remaining 60 CATs (core Research Project module) of the 180 CATs MSc programme.

For part-time mode of study, students must take 80 CATs in the first academic year and 100 CATs in the second academic year, comprising any 80 CATs modules in the first year, followed by any 40 CATs modules and the 60 CATs core research project module in the second academic year.

The opportunity exists for students to complete or redeem failed taught modules in the summer of both academic years – successfully doing so will mean obtaining the MSc award at the autumn board of examiners of the second academic year (provided the research project module is also successfully completed). Students can complete or redeem an incomplete/failed research project module in the subsequent academic year (noting this may have fee implications) – successfully doing so will mean obtaining the MSc award at one of the board of examiners the following year.

Duration

24 months (Part Time)/12 months (Full Time)

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Teaching takes place throughout the week from Monday-Friday between 9am-6pm.

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