The challenges posed by climate change are hugely complex and require a broad range of responses from many sectors of society. We currently lack many of the appropriate policies, institutions, and societal responses.
DCU's MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society interrogates how societies are responding to climate change, and how that response can be strengthened. It examines the roles played by politics, regulation, law, education and the media in creating the broad societal response demanded by climate change.
This pioneering programme will equip students with critical insights and analytical skills to enable them to play a part in shaping the transition to a decarbonised and climate resilient future. Most postgraduate courses focused on climate change are concerned with the science of climate change. DCU's new MSc. in Climate Change: Policy, Media & Society is unique in Ireland in its focus on the social sciences and humanities, on media, policy, law, governance, regulation and politics.
DCU's record in communications scholarship and in legal and political science research means this course is delivered by teachers and scholars with a deep expertise in key areas.
DCU's School of Law and Government has been ranked in the top 150 globally for Politics and International Studies as well as in the top 300 globally for Law. DCU's School of Communications has been ranked in the top 200 globally for Communication and Media Studies.
Participants will experience interactive, participatory and innovative teaching styles. Lecturers are accessible to students, and are currently involved in cutting edge research in their fields.
They will be able to critically evaluate climate change policies, governance, regulatory and legal regimes, and develop skills and critical awareness to evaluate the response of the media and other sectors of society to climate change.
They will also gain a contextual understanding of the science of climate change while placing this scientific understanding in a broader political, economic, and social context.
This programme will open doors to further postgraduate studies in climate change policy, law, media, communications, education and science.