Climate Change and Sustainability at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS

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Course summary

This forward-thinking masters programme provides a unique opportunity to study climate change looking at innovative and positive strategies for monitoring and managing the impacts.

  • Engage with applied issues in climate change and sustainability from an environmental perspective
  • Taught by staff who are actively involved in climate change and sustainability research
  • Study in state-of-the-art facilities including our geographic information systems computer suite and environmental analysis laboratory
  • Learn to use industry-leading software for GIS and data analysis
  • An extensive tutorial programme will develop your professional skills linked to employment
  • This MSc will develop your practical skills and give you the platform to work in the environmental industry
In the first semester you will study three taught modules. During the Climate Change to 2100 module, you will develop your understanding of the physical basis of climate change before exploring impacts and social and political responses. On the Sustainable Infrastructure module you will develop your understanding of the operation, design and management of infrastructure. Finally on the Environmental Research Methods module you will work to develop your project management, GIS and data analysis skills. During the second semester you will study three taught modules. On the Climate Change and GIS module you will develop your GIS skills whilst working on climate change case studies. On the Sustainable Environmental Management module you will explore current issues in sustainable environmental management, including response to hazards and ecosystem services. Finally on the Environmental Monitoring and Modelling module you will develop skills to be able to conduct field-based and desk-based investigations linked to aquatic pollution. In addition to the six taught modules you will complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice within the subject area.

Assessment method

A variety of assessments types are used. On the Climate Change to 2100 module you will be assessed by writing an essay and policy assessment. The Sustainable Infrastructure module will be assessed via a coursework portfolio and exam. On the Environmental Research Methods module you will do two assessments. You will investigate a climate change or sustainability issue linked to either the LJMU estate or Liverpool city centre and present your findings during an oral presentation. You will also write a research proposal linked to your dissertation. The Climate Change and GIS module will have two assessments. For the first assessment you will develop a climate change case study using GIS data and present the findings in a written report. For the second assessment you will explore an issue using GIS data and discuss your findings in an oral presentation. The Sustainable Environmental Management module will include writing a stakeholder engagement plan before completing a second assessment to communicate ideas via a poster presentation. On the Environmental Monitoring and Modelling module, you will work in a group to produce an environmental consultancy report. For your Dissertation you will be required to write your research project in the format of a journal article.


Entry requirements

The minimum qualification for entry is a good first degree (2.2 Hons) in geography, environmental science or related field. Applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirement but have a good first degree and/or professional experience will be considered on their individual merits in relation to the proposed programme. Professional experience, publications, written reports, CPD activities and other suitable evidence of accomplishment will be taken into account. International requirements: -equivalent international qualifications will be considered, plus a minimum 6.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in each category). -a minimum 6.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in each category). Further information: -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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10195 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10195 Year 1
Scotland £10195 Year 1
Wales £10195 Year 1
International £18250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Climate Change and Sustainability at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS