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Course summary

Are you looking to make a real impact in addressing the global climate change crisis? Join us to become a part of the solution to one of the most urgent challenges of our time. Whether you're looking to launch a career in a climate-related field, or simply want to gain a deeper understanding of crucial topics, our Global Decarbonisation and Climate Change postgraduate courses explore the key climate emergency issues. We will provide you with a critical appreciation of climate change action in context, through knowledge of environmental and climate policy, analysis of the approaches taken by governments, and discussion around the role that science plays in this. Appealing to graduates of a range of disciplines including sciences, engineering, social sciences, business or life sciences, it builds on your training with an emphasis on quantitative skills for environmental data analysis. All whilst broadening your understanding of environmental politics. You will: Explore the global transition to net zero from more renewable energy technologies to life-cycle (eco)design, sustainable food systems, investment in nature based solutions and sustainable infrastructure. We cover the challenges of moving to a low-carbon economy whilst adapting to a warming planet and will lead you through the implications of climate change and climate policies for equity between, and within, countries. Gain specialist knowledge of the earth system and climate impact whilst working together in small groups to propose innovative solutions for real-life problems. Recognise social and ethical responsibilities as you learn to mobilise your knowledge across disciplines and work effectively in interdisciplinary teams. Gain valuable insights into the demands and duties of the working world, bringing your leadership and management skills to life. Develop a wide range of talents including creative, critical, and strategic thinking, effective communication, professional engagement, teamwork, problem solving and research analysis through diverse learning approaches and perspectives.


Core modules:

  • Global Carbonisation: Causes and Consequences of Climate Change (PGCert, PGDip, MSc)
  • Nature-based Solutions and Carbon Capture (PGCert, PGDip, MSc)
  • Circular (Eco) Design and Life Cycle Management (PGCert, PGDip, MSc)
  • Food Systems (PGCert, PGDip, MSc)
  • Interdisciplinary Research Skills (PGDip, MSc)
  • Interdisciplinary Research Project (MSc)
Optional Core Modules (PGDip, MSc):
  • Climate Justice and the Transition to a Sustainable World
  • Climate Change and Development
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Plastics: The Good, the Bad and the Future
Optional modules (MSc, PGDip): Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Public Engagement
  • Design Thinking for Social Impact
  • Thinking Water
  • Humanitarian Law
- Habitability in the Universe

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) ideally in Physical Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, Business or Life Sciences.

Fees and funding

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Global Decarbonisation and Climate Change at University of Warwick - UCAS