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Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change, MSc

Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change, MSc

Key information

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. You’re 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.

Taught Masters Degrees are assessed through a combination of examinations, coursework and a dissertation or research project. Upon graduation, you will have the practical problem-solving and communication skills required for a successful career in the wider industry. The MSc in Environmental Dynamics and 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.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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