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Climate Change - Science & Impacts

MSc Climate Change: Science & Impacts
Academic Year 2020/2021
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The climate of the planet has changed tremendously over the last few decades. It is crucial to study the causes of climate change and understand its impacts in different sectors in order to predict and incorporate climate change into future sustainable development.

The UCD Earth Institute is Ireland's largest research institute dedicated to earth and environmental sciences. The curriculum for this MSc is continually updated and the coursework is practically oriented and benefits from cutting-edge expertise and multidisciplinary research profiles.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

The Msc Climate Change: Science and Impacts is for students with a degree in Science, Engineering, Economics or other environmentrelated disciplines who have a strong interest in climate change science and impacts.

Course Description
This MSc programme has two strands:
1) Climate science and simulation
2) Climate change and impacts.

On completion of the programme students should be able to critically understand climate change science and impacts, and creatively apply the knowledge in solving real-world problems. It suits students with a degree in Science, Engineering, Economics or other environmentrelated disciplines with a strong interest in climate change science and impacts. Students will have the choice to either conduct a research project working with leading experts from multidisciplinary backgrounds or to work as a summer intern in various agencies or companies. In addition to data analysis and computational skills, students will have opportunities to develop their presentation and communication skills.

Programme Outcomes
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the key skills required to work in a multidisciplinary team in professional scientific and policy roles

Undertake excellent research at an appropriate level, using the subject-specific training and practical research skills learnt in the programme

Model real-world problems in the appropriate framework and make forecasts and predictions on that basis

Use the language of logic to reason correctly and make deductions

Approach problems in an analytical, precise and rigorous way

Work both independently and as part of a team and be able to pursue a research agenda

Give oral presentations of technical material at a level appropriate for the audience

Prepare a written report on technical content in clear and precise language

Approach problems in an analytical, precise and rigorous way

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the key skills required to work in a multidisciplinary team in professional scientific and policy roles

Give oral presentations of technical material at a level appropriate for the audience

Model real-world problems in the appropriate framework and make forecasts and predictions on that basis

Prepare a written report on technical content in clear and precise language

Undertake excellent research at an appropriate level, using the subject-specific training and practical research skills learnt in the programme

Use the language of logic to reason correctly and make deductions

Work both independently and as part of a team and be able to pursue a research agenda

Entry requirements

•This programme is intended for applicants with a degree in Science, Engineering, Economics or other Environment-related disciplines. An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required.

• A strong interest in climate science and impacts is required.

• Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

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These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
The multidisciplinary nature of this programme enables our graduates to work across different disciplines and backgrounds to suit global market demands. Graduates could pursue various careers, such as in governmental or international organisations, NGOs, insurance or consulting companies, with their strong skills in climate data analysis and broad knowledge of climate impacts. The experience of engaging with cutting-edge research in the UCD Earth Institute places students in a strong position for further studies at PhD level.

Further enquiries

Contact Number: +353(0)1 716 2580

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Weather and Climate
ACM40770
Climate Model&Scenario Theory
ACM40780
Climate Model and Scenario App
ACM40790
Case Study Climate Science
ACM40800
Research Project
ACM40820

Stage 1 - Option
Transferable Skills
ACM40810
Climate Change & the Environment
ARCH41060
Environmental Impact Assessment
ENVB40040
Climate Change Law and Policy
LAW41090
Energy Systems and Climate Change
MEEN40090
Research Integrity Online
SCI50020
Data Prog with Python (online)
STAT40800

Comment

Vision and Values Statement
This programme suits students with strong interest in climate change science and impacts. Students can be from various undergraduate disciplines. Previous knowledge of climate change is not required. Students will develop critical understanding of climate change and apply the knowledge to real-world problems. Students will be placed on one of two tracks: either acquiring the computational numerical modeling skills in climate simulation and analysis or focusing instead practical forecasting of climate impact in various economic and social sectors.We expect our students to become autonomous learners and researchers capable of setting their own research agenda. Our graduates will be suitably qualified for further research in climate science, and will be valued equally in industry for their technical knowledge, analysis, and research skills. Our graduates will be conversant with the appropriate tools they have learned to explain, describe and predict complex environmental, social and economic trends.We value students whom already have a strong interest in climate science and a motivation to work in a multidisciplinary environment. We aim to provide a teaching and learning environment that develops confidence and independence through a wide variety of interactive formats, both inside and outside the classroom, in both academic and industrial settings.

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
MSc Climate Change: Science & Impacts FT (F112)

Duration
1 Year

Attendance
Full Time

Deadline
Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Course fee

MSc Climate Change: Science & Impacts (F112) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 8045
nonEU fee per year - € 19825

***Fees are subject to change

Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for fulltime, selffunding, international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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