Climate Change

The course provides a well-integrated and encompassing programme of taught modules that reflect the major themes of climate change, together with essential technical training in modelling and analysis and are designed to nurture independent and critical thinking on climate change issues.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of second class honours, grade 1 (2.1) in related disciplines: geography, physics, computer science, environmental science, engineering, mathematics. For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MHN56 1 year Full-time

Careers or further progression

Successful students have gained employment with local and national government agencies, within industry and within the environmental sector, while others have proceeded to PhD level research and gained employment in academia

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Dr Conor Murphy
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3494
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 3573

Subjects taught

Modules include applied climate sciences, impacts and policy, climate data and modelling and detection and attribution of climate change.


Geography is regularly ranked as one of the most visible international research programmes at Maynooth University and in Europe. Our staff are known for excellence in teaching and research in physical and human geography, and are frequently featured in the media, including Dr Conor Murphy (on climate change), Dr Jan Rigby (on health inequalities), Dr Adrian Kavanagh (on elections), Dr Chris van Egeraat (on economic geography) and Dr Mary Gilmartin (on migration).

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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