Taught course

Climate Change: Impacts and Mitigation

Heriot-Watt University · School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

Entry requirements

For MSc level entry, candidates must hold a First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent qualification from a British or approved overseas university, preferably in a Geography, Civil Engineering, Economics or other discipline.”

Months of entry


Course content

The aims of this programme are to provide students with a clear understanding of the main issues related to Climate Change (causes, impacts, mitigation and adaptation). With that firm and broad base, the programme provides great flexibility for the student to choose, from a broad range, combinations of taught optional courses from around the Schools and Institutes of the University in order to tailor studies towards their specific needs and interests.

Information for international students

The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please refer to website
International students
Please refer to website

A limited number of SAAS funded places are available.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
21 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Dissertation (20000 words)

Course contact details

Mark Hartl
+44 (0)131 451 3461