Heriot-Watt University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Applied Mathematical Sciences Climate Change Modelling (Taught)

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Course summary

Climate change is recognised as having potentially huge impacts on the environment and on human society. This programme is designed to give students an understanding of climate change causes, impacts, mitigation and adaptation measures from a life science perspective. Students will also develop a wide variety of mathematical modelling skills that can be used to investigate the impacts of climate change. The programme closely follows the structure of our Applied Mathematical Sciences MSc. Two of the mandatory courses will specifically focus on the issues related to climate change and are taught by expert staff from the University's School of Life Sciences. Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2018/19 Results The Mathematics Department are incredibly proud to have been awarded a score of 100% in overall student satisfaction with the quality of the course; across all of our specialist Mathematics programmes. Programme duration MSc: 12 months Diploma: 9 months Also available part-time over 2 to 3 years.

Course details


Core modules: modelling and tools; mathematical ecology; dynamical systems; mathematical biology and medicine. optional modules: optimisation; numerical analysis of odes; applied mathematics; statistical methods; stochastic simulation; partial differential equations; numerical analysis; geometry; climate change: causes and impacts; biologically inspired computation; climate change, mitigation and adaptation measures.

Assessment method

Research project.

Entry requirements

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English language requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a Heriot-Watt programme taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability including our own English Language programmes, can be viewed on our website.

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Applied Mathematical Sciences Climate Change Modelling at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS