This page provides links to information about the various compulsory and optional modules that are used to construct the MSc course.
The total number of credits required for an MSc is 180 credits. The four compulsory modules provide a total of 120 credits, leaving a further 60 credits to be obtained from optional modules. These will mostly be selected from other Masters-level modules offered by the School of Environmental Sciences, though it is possible to take some modules offered by other Schools of study if they are relevant to the overall programme, such as DEV-M103 - Climate Change and Development I: Science, Impacts and Adaptation.
ENV-MA51 - Climate Change: Physical Science Basis (20 credits)
- This module covers the science of climate change, including our current understanding of anthropogenic effects on climate. It provides details about methods, data and climate modelling that are necessary to document and understand the history of climate change and to develop climate projections for the next 100 years.
ENV-MA68 - Energy and Climate Change (20 credits)
- This module covers socioeconomic scenarios of the 21st century that provide the prospects, potentials and implications of mitigating and adapting to climate change. It then goes on to consider climate change impacts associated with these scenarios and the accompanying climate change, with a focus on hydrology and agricultural systems.
ENV-MB3Y - Research Skills (20 credits)
- The primary purpose of this module is to provide support and training for the dissertation, including study skills and statistical analysis.
ENV-MB4X - Dissertation (MSc) (60 credits)
- The dissertation is an individual research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor. In some case, it can be combined with a project placement in an outside organisation.
Optional Modules offered by ENV
The full list of Masters-level modules offered by the School of Environmental Sciences are listed in the ENV Taught Postgraduate Student Handbook (see About the MSc for where to find the Handbook).
Note that it is not possible to take some modules because their timetables clash with the compulsory climate change modules. The final selection must be agreed with the Course Director of the Climate Change MSc or with your Academic Adviser.
Optional Modules offered by other Schools of study
With the agreement of the Course Director of the Climate Change MSc it is possible to take modules offered by other Schools of study that are relevant to the overall course.