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Climate Change - Science & Impacts

MSc Climate Change: Science & Impacts

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.

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.

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Where can I go?
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 organizations, 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 Name:
Kate OHanlon
Contact Number:+353(0)1 716 2452

Subjects taught

This campus-based full time programme has been specifically designed for graduate students from various undergraduate disciplines. Previous knowledge of climate change is not required. The core modules will enable students understand climate change and acquire skills in climate data analysis. Optional modules will reinforce students’ knowledge and skills vital for further PhD study or a successful career in one particular field.

Core modules include:
Weather and climate; Climate model and scenarios; Case studies of climate change and impacts; Transferable skills.

Optional modules could be substituted for other modules depending on students interest and career plans after being agreed with program director, it may include:

Numerical simulation and theory; Practical Statistics; Paleo-climate; Environmental Impact Assessment; Climate, carbon, and soil; Energy system and climate change; Energy market and climate change; Global business; Biofuel & bioenergy resources.

Comment

Features
- Designed in cooperation with Earth Institute
- Cross-disciplinary training for better career path
- Research projects or internship opportunities

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

MSc Climate Change: Science & Impacts FT (F112)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

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

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