Entry requirements

The minimum qualification for entry is a high 2.2 (Hons) degree in geography, environmental science, engineering or other numerate physical science field. Professional experience will be considered on its individual merit in relation to the proposed programme; and publications, written reports, CPD activities and other suitable evidence of accomplishment will be taken into account. Professional experience, publications, written reports, CPD activities and other suitable evidence of accomplishment will be taken into account.

Applicants with equivalent international qualifications will also be considered. A minimum 6.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in each category) is required to demonstrate English language skills. Applications are considered by the programme leader and another member of the teaching team as well as members of the LJMU admission team. Applicants are assessed on their application form and references.
You will need to:
  • demonstrate sufficient knowledge to embark on the programme
  • display the potential to develop high level research skills
  • demonstrate the ability and commitment to work at postgraduate level

Months of entry


Course content

This forward-thinking Masters provides a unique opportunity to study climate change looking at innovative and positive strategies for monitoring and managing the impacts from a geography and engineering perspective.

  • Engage with the topical issue of climate change and explore solutions to deal with impacts sustainably from both a geography and engineering perspective
  • Learn from academic staff who are actively involved in climate change and sustainability research and make links with research organisations and potential employers we work with
  • Study in state-of-the-art facilities, including a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) lab, environmental analysis labs and drone labs
  • Learn to use industry-leading, subject-specific software
  • Enhance your technical skills using specialist GIS software, such as ArcGIS and QGIS
  • Develop specialist remote sensing (RS) software skills in technology, such as ENVI, and industry leading open-source programming software, such as Matlab and Python
  • Improve your employment prospects in the fast growing geospatial and environmental science industry and the blossoming green economy market

This Masters will produce graduates who not only understand the physical and societal impacts of climate change and ideas around sustainability, but also have a technical understanding of what is required to solve the problems of the future from an engineering perspective.

The programme is taught across LJMU’s Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering and Technology. This means the programme draws upon expertise across multiple disciplines and provides you with scientific and technical knowledge and skills suitable for a diverse range of employers involved in the interdisciplinary world of climate change and sustainability. This approach is key to moving forward with the challenges of climate change as they are not one-dimensional issues and need knowledge from a range of disciplines and a synthesis of approaches to reach solutions.

Information for international students

View country specific entry requirements

Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see course page for more information

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090