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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Climatology Global Warming

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Climate change is a multifaceted issue, with relevance across a wide range of economic sectors and policy areas. The Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Change offers you the chance to take a truly interdisciplinary approach to your study in climate change, engaging with academic, professional and popular literature. It is ideal if you are interested in studying at postgraduate level for personal or professional reasons, but you don't want to commit to a full MA.

You will learn about how climate change is being tackled by governments, business and other organisations, and be able to critically evaluate scientific scenarios of future climate and associated impacts, assess the effectiveness of different policy approaches, and determine suitable business responses to the climate change challenge. You will also explore the key debates and ideas from a range of viewpoints, balancing science, policy and business practice.

The course is designed for both climate change practitioners wishing to further develop their understanding of key issues, and those hoping to move into this fast-developing sector. As it is offered through part-time, evening, face-to-face study, it is ideal if you want to combine study with your career.

The compulsory modules give a comprehensive grounding in key topics and an opportunity to reflect on practice at both individual and corporate levels. They are complemented by a wide range of option modules, which allow you to pursue your own interests.

TEACHING

Teaching may include formal lectures, seminars, and practical classes and tutorials. Formal lectures are used in most degree programmes to give an overview of a particular field of study. They aim to provide the stimulus and the starting point for deeper exploration of the subject during your own personal reading. Seminars give you the chance to explore a specific aspect of your subject in depth and to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow students. They typically require preparatory study.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates can pursue a career in business, environmental management, local government, policy work, and in environmental groups and charities. Possible professions include nature conservation officer, environmental consultant, or geographical information systems officer.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, Central London WC1 | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

This module introduces principle aspects of energy systems, their physical underpinnings, and how both link to the wider climate change debate. We will assess the environmental impacts of sustainable and non-sustainable energy technologies. Particular focus here will be the rapid development of key renewable energy technologies such as solar and both onshore and offshore wind. This is complemented by an analysis of the potential of other renewable energy technologies such as ocean energy. Finally, we will explore the relationship between energy production, energy storage and grid management. This includes a review of national and international policies to reduce carbon emissions from energy systems.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,120

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,480

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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