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Entry requirements

This programme is open to students with a good first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) in environmental science or a related discipline.

For more information please see our website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Based in the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the School of Environmental Sciences (ENV), this course will give you an authoritative understanding of climate change – including recent climate history, present-day variations, and climate prediction. 

Through different modules, you’ll discover the fundamentals of the changing climate, including the Earth’s energy balance, the global circulation of the atmosphere, the greenhouse effect, and the causes of climate change and variability. You'll study the evidence and causes of climate change over the last two millennia up to the present day, including the atmospheric buildup of greenhouse gases and its consequences for the  behavior of the Earth system. 

You’ll study climate model projections of the future, from temperature and sea-level changes on global scales to extreme events such as drought. You will also learn about research methods, data preparation and analysis, how we detect anthropogenic changes to climate, and theoretical or model-based approaches to climate prediction. 

You will also consider climate change from the viewpoint of energy generation and usage. You'll learn about the key relationships between energy, fossil fuels, and the economy, by drawing on historical analyses to understand how energy systems have evolved in the past, as well as examining the role that scenarios play in exploring energy futures. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the complexities of changing energy systems, enabling you to critically engage with debates around future “energy transitions”, the role that innovation and emergent technologies might play, and the various challenges of shifting towards renewable-based energy systems. 

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
admissions@uea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1603 591515