UK Climate Change and Sustainability Courses
Introduction to Climate Change and Sustainability Programs
As a growing number of countries and businesses declare a climate emergency and pledge to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, there is an increased demand for ‘climate intelligence’ and professionals in all sectors to understand climate change science, policy and management.
This forward-thinking subject provides students with a unique opportunity to study climate change, looking at innovative and positive strategies for monitoring and managing the impacts from a geography and engineering perspective.
Students will learn about the physical and societal impacts of climate change as well as ideas around sustainability whilst developing a technical understanding of what is required to solve the problems of the future from an engineering perspective.
Careers in Climate Change and Sustainability
Climate Change and Sustainability graduates will be able to pursue a career within a number of different sectors, including consultancies, local authority planning departments, agriculture, the defence sector, the energy sector and environmental regulatory and management organizations.
There are already many employment opportunities for graduates with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) skills – particularly in environmental science where tackling climate change is one of the most important issues for national governments around the world. Graduates from this program will be able to take advantage of such opportunities as well as employment linked to the growing green economy market.
Climate Change and Sustainability Entry Requirements
BSc Climate Change
- High School - Canadian High School diploma holders (Grade 12 graduates) will likely require a 65% (average of 6 Grade 12 subjects), including a Geography or related science subject. Grade 11 mathematics and English are also required for many undergraduate UK university courses.
- International Baccalaureate - 26 IB points (including Geography or related science subject)
MSc Climate Change and Sustainability
University graduate with a minimum grade of 2.8 (GPA 4.0 scale) in Geography, Environmental Science, Engineering or another numerate physical science field. Professional experience may also be considered on its individual merit in relation to the proposed program; and publications, written reports, CPD activities and other suitable evidence of accomplishment may be taken into account.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Where can I study Climate Change and Sustainability in the UK?
See below for a selection of UK universities that offer degrees in Climate Change and Sustainability or a similar field:
- University College London
- Liverpool John Moores University
- University of Sussex
- Cranfield University
- Swansea University
- University of Leeds
- University of Edinburgh
The MSc Climate Change and Sustainability program at Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)'s unique Masters program provides students with an opportunity to study climate change while looking at innovative and positive strategies for monitoring and managing the impacts from a geography and engineering perspective. With post-study working as an option for international students in the UK, LJMU graduates will have many professional opportunities beyond graduation.
Available GREAT Scholarships worth up to £6000 make the MSc program at LJMU an incredibly attractive prospect for International Students. See below what graduates have said about this postgraduate environmental program.
“I was attracted to the dual focus of the degree on understanding the climate problem and finding sustainable solutions. The vivacity of Liverpool, attracted me to study here.”
- Jiannie Chin, GREAT Scholarship recipient & International Student studying LJMU Climate Change and Sustainability
Liverpool John Moores is also one of only a few UK universities to offer a BSc Climate Change program, speak to an SI-UK Consultant for more information.
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