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Global Environmental Change, MSc

Gain a solid foundation in environmental science, data analysis, and land/water-use interactions with this exciting Master’s in Global Environmental Change.

With our MSc Global Environmental Change, you'll develop the knowledge and skills to address some of the world's major challenges. Your study topics include climate change, environmental law and policy, meteorology and sustainability. This wide-ranging programme reflects the strength of unique expertise held within our prizewinning Natural Resources Institute (NRI).

Our recent interdisciplinary research ranges from practical areas with a direct relevance to climate adaptation - such as agricultural practices - to issues of equity and environmental economics. NRI academics who run modules for the MSc Global Environmental Change have contributed to global initiatives such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment reports.

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Duration

1 years full-time

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What you should know about this course

  • Benefit from the expert knowledge within the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), a prizewinning research and teaching institute specialising in environment, agriculture and sustainable development.
  • Learn from the integration of natural, social and economic sciences.
  • Seize the opportunity to develop your skills and make a global difference.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

At NRI, we hold high professional standards and place the student experience at the heart of all we do. We have over 80 academics publishing work of internationally leading quality, with 22 professors involved in research leadership. Many of our staff have become Fellows, Senior Fellows and Principal Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

The course leaders is Dr Conor Walsh.

Natural Resources Institute

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If you want to book a private tour, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk with your preferred dates, campus and course of interest.

Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants should have: 

An honours degree (at least 2.2 or above). 

OR an equivalent professional qualification in an appropriate subject. 

* Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

* Applicants from other backgrounds may be considered. Please email the Programme Leader at fes-courseinfo@gre.ac.uk.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

In some cases, it may be possible to consider your prior learning and experience if it is specifically relevant to the programme. This might include research undertaken as part of your work experience or involvement in non-governmental organisations or projects. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Please note: there is no reduction in fees.

How you will learn

Teaching

Our taught modules are research-engaged. These are delivered through a combination of interactive lectures, discussions, and tutorials, with the use of appropriate and relevant case-studies. Most modules have a practical component that relates to the theory you cover in the classroom. Individual research projects help you learn to adapt and apply specific methodologies to unfamiliar problems.

Class sizes

We restrict our class sizes to enhance the learning experience of students. Class size is dependent on module options choice.

Independent learning

Our courses are designed to give you the space for exploratory and independent study. You'll work towards individual and group assignments and undertake the preparation/follow-up work associated with lectures, seminars, integrative assignments and laboratory classes.

A research skills module will shape your approach to independent learning, especially for your research project.

We encourage students to take advantage of a range of related extra-curricular opportunities. The faculty hosts regular seminars from NRI staff and external visitors on a range of diverse topics.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through a variety of methods, such as:

  • Classroom presentations, discussions and case-studies
  • Critical reviews, looking at new areas of research
  • Examinations.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days of the coursework submission date.

Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

Each academic year runs from September to June.   

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2018/2019 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you’re looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This interdisciplinary course prepares graduates for a range of careers, from non-governmental and developmental organisations to civil service roles in key areas such as environmental management, forestry, agriculture, etc.

Graduates who take a practical laboratory project can take specific skills into industry an industrial setting. The independent research project also gives you insight into research degrees (MPhil/PhD) and future careers in academia.

Do you provide employability services?

We have a team dedicated to enhancing student employment outcomes. Our Employer Partnerships Manager develops relationships with companies to provide employment opportunities.

Other members of the team help you to develop your knowledge of job markets, produce effective CVs, cover letters and application forms, and prepare for job applications and interviews.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

The course leader has the overall responsibility for your course and will be your first point of contact.

We also allocate you a personal tutor, who you meet soon after you join the department. Their role is to support your personal and academic development and act as your point of contact for queries or problems.

Support from the department

We help new students over the first few weeks with our faculty and department induction. This covers the first week of term 1 (September) and term 2 (January). We'll also help you discover the academic and social landscape at Medway Campus.

Accommodation information

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