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19 MSc Programs in Climate Change

Earning a Master of Science (MSc) is an ideal strategy for building upon the knowledge gained during a Bachelor of Science degree program. As such, an MSc takes a student’s knowledge and skills in a given field and brings them to the next level in order to broaden career opportunities and potential earnings. What is an MSc in Climate Change? It should come as no surprise to most—partic… Read more

Earning a Master of Science (MSc) is an ideal strategy for building upon the knowledge gained during a Bachelor of Science degree program. As such, an MSc takes a student’s knowledge and skills in a given field and brings them to the next level in order to broaden career opportunities and potential earnings.

What is an MSc in Climate Change? It should come as no surprise to most—particularly to those with a Bachelor of Science in the field—that the study of climate change is becoming more important worldwide. In addition to studying the various factors that contribute to climate change, students will also have the opportunity to take courses on environmental sustainability, international development, environmental policy and much more. The time it takes to complete the degree can take up to two years or more.

The benefits of earning a master’s degree in climate change are numerous. As the world becomes more aware of the environmental impact of carbon emissions and other pollutants, the demand for knowledgeable graduates in the field continues to rise. The degree empowers graduates to apply their knowledge towards creating an environmentally safe and sustainable future for the planet.

The cost of obtaining a Master of Science can vary by institution. It’s always a good idea to research the costs of the schools one is interested in attending and contact their admissions department for more information.

Because of how important the study of climate change is these days, graduates with an MSc in Climate Change are often free to pursue a variety of career pathways. Some examples include public or private policy positions, consulting, sustainable product research, environmental activism and more. Additionally, advanced positions often come with advanced earning opportunities for employees with the necessary education.

Online courses offer students worldwide a great alternative to courses offered at brick-and-mortar universities. To get started with a course, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Smart and resilient cities are vital in tackling the growing threat of climate imbalance, and fostering sustainability. This master track focuses on different analytical and p ... +

Smart and resilient cities are vital in tackling the growing threat of climate imbalance, and fostering sustainability. This master track focuses on different analytical and practical approaches to accommodate resilience and environmental sustainability in urban areas worldwide. Students have the opportunity to learn about the most recent trends and developments related to smart and resilient cities. Key topics include the impact of nature-based solutions, climate mitigation and adaptation, sustainable energy, water and transport approaches, and smart city innovations. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Jul 2022
Campus
 
University of Gibraltar
Gibraltar

Designed and delivered by expert academics and scientists, this full or part-time interdisciplinary programme blends theoretical study with practical, field-based work. You wi ... +

Designed and delivered by expert academics and scientists, this full or part-time interdisciplinary programme blends theoretical study with practical, field-based work. You will cover specialist subject areas and gain the skills required to tackle the complex issues associated with the sustainable development of marine ecosystems. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Leeuwarden, Netherlands

How can tourism geography with its long tradition in researching human activities, behaviours, and impacts in place, time, and space help in understanding the challenges that ... +

How can tourism geography with its long tradition in researching human activities, behaviours, and impacts in place, time, and space help in understanding the challenges that contemporary tourism is facing? You will tackle these questions and study the interactions between tourists, visitors, local communities, and the natural, and build environment in detail in the Tourism Geography and Planning track. -
MSc
Full-time
English
01 Sep 2022
01 May 2022
Campus
 

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Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Venice, Italy

This master's degree yields professionals capable of intervening with multidisciplinary expertise in the prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, management, and resolution of envir ... +

This master's degree yields professionals capable of intervening with multidisciplinary expertise in the prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, management, and resolution of environmental problems locally, internationally, and globally with a focus on climate change. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
03 May 2022
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

Global socio-ecological problems call for multidisciplinary solutions that transcend the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. In the Master's Programme in Environm ... +

Global socio-ecological problems call for multidisciplinary solutions that transcend the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. In the Master's Programme in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS), you are trained to tackle global environmental and sustainability challenges by lectures, seminars, project learning and laboratory and field courses. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

Increasing disasters and related losses are a truly global challenge. Governments and international organisations acknowledge the necessity to increase efforts in risk managem ... +

Increasing disasters and related losses are a truly global challenge. Governments and international organisations acknowledge the necessity to increase efforts in risk management and climate change adaptation to adjust to changing environments and develop safe and sustainable societies. The programme offers a mix of practical and theoretical learning with a strong focus on group work, the interaction between students and teaching staff, as well as important actors within this field of study. It contributes to meeting the need for qualified professionals who have a broad understanding of the field and ability to apply skills and generic tools in risk assessment, capacity assessment, preparedness and contingency planning, and risk-based land use planning. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium

Acquire insight into the drivers of global change and its consequences at all levels of biological organisation, from molecules over cells, individual organisms and population ... +

Acquire insight into the drivers of global change and its consequences at all levels of biological organisation, from molecules over cells, individual organisms and populations to communities and ecosystems. Participate in state-of-the-art research performed at the internationally renowned Department of Biology of the University of Antwerp. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, USA

The Climate Science and Solutions (CSS) Professional Science Master's program combines a foundation of climate science and sustainable systems studies with professional traini ... +

The Climate Science and Solutions (CSS) Professional Science Master's program combines a foundation of climate science and sustainable systems studies with professional training and organizational skills to help graduates succeed in the growing climate industry. -
MSc
Full-time
10 months
English
Campus
 
Cranfield University
Cranfield, United Kingdom

The Global Environmental Change MSc has been developed in response to the growing urgency and global demand for experts in this field. It will equip you with the knowledge and ... +

The Global Environmental Change MSc has been developed in response to the growing urgency and global demand for experts in this field. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to understand how these crises develop, and what tools and strategies can be used to work towards effective and sustainable environmental solutions. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Estonian University of Life Sciences
Tartu, Estonia

If you are interested in the future of the world and want to have a say in the rapidly changing environment, then EGACC is the program for you. EGACC is an international progr ... +

If you are interested in the future of the world and want to have a say in the rapidly changing environment, then EGACC is the program for you. EGACC is an international program designed to teach how to resolve social, environmental, and economic challenges the world is facing today. It covers a very broad field of subjects from policies and legislation to information technology and science in the light of various challenges caused by climatic change. Waste issues, water shortage problems, global warming-induced challenges are all the harsh realities we are facing today, and sadly it is getting worse tomorrow. Environmental Governance and Adaption to Climate Change is a joint study program between the Estonian University of Life Sciences and the University of Tartu. The general objective is to prepare middle managers with comprehensive and specific knowledge and practical skills, who, as specialists, are able to take responsibility and make strategic decisions to formulate and implement environmental management and environmental policy at the international level, considering the climate change and the European Green Deal. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2022
31 May 2022
Campus
 
University of Edinburgh Business School
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Our MSc in Climate Change Finance & Investment is the world's first programme dedicated to professionals in the field of low carbon finance and investment. Designed to dev ... +

Our MSc in Climate Change Finance & Investment is the world's first programme dedicated to professionals in the field of low carbon finance and investment. Designed to develop your understanding of how the challenges of climate change are driving trillions of pounds of new investment in a huge range of sectors, including energy production, housing and infrastructure, the programme will also prepare you to deliver this investment with advanced knowledge and skills. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
08 Jun 2022
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The MSc Global Energy and Climate Policy is the online version of the successful campus degree of the same name; housed within the Centre for International Studies and Diploma ... +

The MSc Global Energy and Climate Policy is the online version of the successful campus degree of the same name; housed within the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) this programme’s focus is on policy and policymaking in the energy and climate space. The MSc introduces students to the key energy sources, their economic and technical bases and how they are regulated. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Apr 2022
31 Mar 2022
Online
 
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)
Barcelona, Spain

The Master in Climate Change presented here prepares the student with a previous environmental base that allows him to understand the fundamental issues of climate change and, ... +

The Master in Climate Change presented here prepares the student with a previous environmental base that allows him to understand the fundamental issues of climate change and, in this way, get, after the study of the second part, an integrative vision of the problem at the level Environmental, political-social and economic. -
MSc
Part-time
Online
 
Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

The MSc in Geographic Information and Climate Change gives cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, satellite remote sensing and earth system modelling, alo ... +

The MSc in Geographic Information and Climate Change gives cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, satellite remote sensing and earth system modelling, alongside aspects of climate change. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Tempe, USA

The MS program in architecture with a concentration in energy performance and climate-responsive architecture educates students to become energy-efficient building design and ... +

The MS program in architecture with a concentration in energy performance and climate-responsive architecture educates students to become energy-efficient building design and energy technology experts. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus