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Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change, MSc

Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change, MSc

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Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Climatology Global Warming Environmental Studies

Course type


Course Summary


The MSc in Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change concentrates on global and regional environmental and climatic change.

By analysing the scientific basis and limitations of models and data collection techniques you cultivate a range of valuable skills .

Your learning benefits from the combined Geography and Biosciences research expertise of our staff around environmental and climate dynamics, marine and ecosystem biology, environmental management and sustainable development.


The MSc in Environmental Dynamics & Climate change enhances your prospects for a career in the environmental service industry, regulating bodies or academia. After developing specialist insights into the modern world, your understanding can be applied in a diverse range of settings.

Our graduates have progressed to a range of stimulating roles. Below are just a few examples.

  • Environmental Monitoring Officer (Natural Resources Wales)
  • Geographical Data Processor (Western Power Distribution)
  • Graduate Statutory Orders Specialist (Jacobs)
  • Catchment Scientist (Welsh Water)
  • Ecologist (Natural England)
  • Multi-site Supervisor (Phase Eight)
  • Data Analyst (PHS Group)
  • Account Manager Support (Handelsbanken)

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.


This module will examine the Earth's climate system, and the principal natural and anthropogenic forcing mechanisms controlling it. The detection and nature of recent environmental changes will be discussed within the context of the Earth's climate history. The tools and methods used to measure, predict and study climate changes will be introduced. This will include the fundamental structure of General Circulation Models and how these techniques may be employed in conjunction with instrumental and proxy data to study the climate of the past and to reduce uncertainty in future climate change projections.
Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 or a 2:2 degree (with 55% average) in an approved subject.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more

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