MSc Climate Change
The next Geography Graduate Open Day will be taking place in the Department on Monday 3rd June 2013. For further information and to book a place, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a pressing national and international need to understand the nature and consequences of climatic change and to develop adaptation strategies. The UCL Climate Change MSc provides rigorous scientific and vocational training for the next generation of climate change professionals. Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of the Earth System (atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere) and the nature and causes of climate variability and change.
The programme combines empirically-based climate and environmental science with state of the art modelling, specifically that concerned with understanding the impacts of climate change. The course seeks to place climate change within the context of broader anthropogenic environmental change, and social policy dimensions.
The UCL MSc in Climate Change provides an ideal foundation for PhD research, or for employment with a wide range of private industries, NGOs, government agencies and environmental consultancies.
All students take four core Climate Change modules in the first term and choose a further four modules from a range of options in the second term. Additionally, students undertake a piece of original research leading to a dissertation of up to 15,000 words (60 credits) with the support of an academic supervisor.
The following modules will be available for 2013/14. Please note these may be subject to change.
|COMPULSORY MODULES (Term One)|
UCL Credit value
|GEOGG120||Models in Environmental Science||15 credits|
|GEOGG130||Climate Dynamics||15 credits|
|GEOGG133||Past Climates||15 credits|
|OPTIONAL MODULES (Term Two)|
UCL Credit value
||Politics of Climate Change||15 credits|
|GEOGG065||Environmental GIS||15 credits|
|GEOGG101||Surface Water Modelling||15 credits|
|GEOGG123||Impacts of Climate Change on Hydro-ecological Systems||15 credits|
||Terrestrial Carbon: Modelling and Monitoring||15 credits|
|Climate Modelling||15 credits|
|GEOGG135||Biological Indicators of Environmental Change
|GEOGG136||Non-biological Indicators of Environmental Change
MSc Climate Changes is taught by members of the Geography Department, including members of research groups specialising in Environmental Change; Environmental Modelling; Past Climates, and Environment, Landscape and Society
Staff contributing to the course come from a diversity of scientific backgrounds and include Geographers and Earth Scientists who specialise in subjects including: climate dynamics, climate modelling, carbon cycling, oceanography, palaeolclimatology, biogeochemistry, freshwater ecology and limnology, groundwater and wetland hydrology, estuarine and coastal geomorphology, environmental modelling and GIS, and the social science of climate change.
Lecturing staff include:
- Helen Bennion
- Chris Brierley
- Helene Burningham
- Jon French
- Jonathan Holmes
- Viv Jones
- Philip Lewis
- Anson Mackay
- Mark Maslin
- Sam Randalls
- Richard Taylor
- Julian Thompson
- Chronis Tzedakis
Fees information is at www.ucl.ac.uk/current-students/money/2013-2014_fees/2013-14_postgrad_taught.
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Potential applicants are expected to have a first or upper second-class Honours degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Environmental Science, Geography, Oceanography, Biology, Chemistry or Engineering) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with relevant professional experience in climate science or environmental management will also be considered.
To apply, please contact the Graduate Admissions Secretary () to request a Graduate Application Pack.
Application materials may also be downloaded at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate-study/application
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Geography Graduate Open Days will be taking place in the Department on Wednesday 27th February 2013 and Monday 3rd June 2013. For further information and to book a place on one of these days, please e-mail email@example.com
|A short brochure can be downloaded here.||A more detailed course handbook can be downloaded here.|