Taught course

Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change

Institution
Swansea University · Department of Geography
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree in an appropriate subject. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change course places particular emphasis on recent global and regional environmental and climatic change, the scientific basis and limitations of models and data collection techniques. It combines the international research strengths of staff within the departments of Geography and Biosciences around environmental and climate dynamics (processes and mechanisms involved in stability and change), marine and ecosystem biology, and environmental management and sustainable development. Graduates from this course will have extensive knowledge of the current scientific issues underpinning climatic change and environmental and ecosystem dynamics, and the practical problem solving, ICT, and communication skills required for a successful career in the environmental service industry, regulating bodies or academia.

As a student on the MSc Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change ‌degree you will study compulsory modules in addition to a range of optional modules. Compulsory modules are as follows:

  • Climate Change
  • Core Science Skills
  • Satellite Remote Sensing
  • Principles of Environmental Dynamics and Climatic Change

+ Two Optional Modules from the following selection:

  • Modelling Earth Systems
  • Environmental Assessment and Management
  • Ecosystems
  • Climate Change and Policy
  • Programming in Java
  • Geographical Information Systems

Followed by a research project in Part Two:

  • Dissertation

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Philip Jarman
Email
p.a.jarman@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 295142