Master of Climate Change

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific

Program Description

Master of Climate Change

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific

Do you want to tackle one of the most important and complex environmental problems encountered by humankind? The ANU Master of Climate Change program offers significant breadth and strength within the field through access to world-leading expertise in climate change science and policy, encompassing science, economics, law, policy and governance aspects of climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation. This means that you can develop a unique program of advanced learning suited to your individual interests and skills.

Our program covers core topics of climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, climate change economics and policy, and methodological approaches. Elective courses can be selected from a wide range of topics to suit your educational goals.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Demonstrate expert knowledge in particular aspects of climate change, and a broad knowledge of the current issues in and approaches to climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation from both science and policy perspectives;
  2. Demonstrate advanced understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of climate science and policy, and a critical appreciation of how the complex relationships between them inform and shape debate;
  3. Independently apply their advanced knowledge, analytical and research, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills in professional practice in climate change;
  4. Effectively communicate knowledge and understanding in climate change to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Cognate disciplines

  • Applied Economics
  • Climate
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Economic Policy
  • Energy Change
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forest Science and Management,
  • Policy Studies
  • Resource and Environmental Management
  • Science Communication
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainability Science
  • Sustainable Development

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.
  • All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units of credit. Credit may also be available for relevant work experience.
  • Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units of credit.
  • Credit may also be available for relevant work experience.
  • Students must complete the pre-sessional component before commencing the initial component.
  • Students must complete the initial component in before commencing the concluding component.

Fees

Domestic Tuition Fees

Annual indicative fee for domestic students: $32,256.00

International Tuition Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students: $42,960.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

Program Requirements

The Master of Climate Change requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

Completion of the following pre-sessional component:

  • CRWF6900 Graduate Academic and Research Skills for Public Policy
  • EMDV6900 Graduate Preparatory Environmental Science
  • EMDV6903 Graduate Preparatory Environmental Economics

48 units from completion of the following initial component:

  • A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:
    • EMDV8013 Issues in Development and Environment
    • EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources
  • A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:
    • ENVS8015 Contemporary Perspectives in Environmental Science
    • ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction

A minimum of 18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

  • ARCH6022 Long-term Biodiversity and Climate Change in Asia-Pacific
  • BIOL6125 Plants and Global Climate Change
  • DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
  • EMDV8007 Environmental Policy and Communications
  • EMDV8013 Issues in Development and Environment
    • EMDV8026 Introduction to Environmental Science
    • EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics

EMDV8101 State, Society and natural Resources EMDV8108 Applied Environmental and Resource Economics EMDV8123 Assessing Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

  • EMSC8706 Introduction to Natural Hazards
  • ENGN6516 World Energy Resources and Renewable Technologies
  • ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis
  • ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy
  • ENVS6204 Weather, Climate and Fire
  • ENVS6303 Climatology
  • ENVS6528 Environmental Policy

A maximum of 18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

  • BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting
  • EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development
  • EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions
  • ENGN6524 Photovoltaic Technologies
  • ENVS6005 Sustainable Systems: Urban
  • ENVS6012 Sustainable Systems: Rural
  • ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change
  • ENVS6014 Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability
  • ENVS6020 Human Ecology
  • ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders
  • ENVS6024 Biodiversity Conservation
  • ENVS6203 Biodiversity and Landscape Ecology
  • ENVS6205 Island Sustainable Development: Fiji Field School
  • ENVS6304 Land and Catchment Management
  • ENVS6306 Human Futures
  • ENVS6308 Fire in the Environment
  • ENVS6514 Ecological Assessment and Management
  • ENVS6529 Palaeo-Environmental Reconstruction
  • ENVS6555 Water Resource Management
  • IDEC8001 Applied Economics: Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • MGMT7007 Managing for Sustainability
  • SCOM8027 Science and Public Policy

48 units from completion of the following concluding component:

  • A minimum of 18 units from completion of courses from the following list:
    • EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics
    • EMDV8081 Domestic climate change policy and economics
    • ENVS6307 Climate Change Science & Policy
    • ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation
  • A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:
    • EMDV8014 Research in Climate Change Policy and Economics
    • ENVS8013 Research in Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

  • EMDV8102 Research Methods for Environmental Management
  • ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action

A maximum of 18 units from completion of courses from the following list and from any of the courses listed above:

  • ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment
    • CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change
    • DIPL8009 Diplomacy in a Globalising World
    • ECON8040 Resource & Environmental Economics
    • EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making
    • EMDV8008 Research Proposal
    • EMDV8012 Ecological Economics and Policy
    • EMDV8041 Special Topics in Environmental Management and Development
    • EMDV8066 Research Project

EMDV8079 International Water Politics EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy

  • EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment
  • EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

  • EMSC6021 Fundamentals of Climate System Science
  • ENVS6301 Climate Change Science & Policy in Practice
  • ENVS8006 Measuring Forest Carbon
  • ENVS8048 Topics in Environment & Society
  • ENVS8049 Independent Research Project
  • ENVS8101 Major Research Essay

IDEC8004 Case Studies in Economic Policy

  • IDEC8019 Political Economy of Economic Reform
  • IDEC8022 Economic Development
  • IDEC8053 Environmental Economics

IDEC8089 Energy Economics

  • LAWS8008 Climate Change and Displacement
  • LAWS8180 International Climate Law

LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law

  • LAWS8181 Australian Climate Law
  • POGO8083 Policy Advocacy

POGO8210 Case Studies in Economic Policy

  • POPH8318 Human Health, Environment and Climate Change

EMDV8008 Research Proposal EMDV8066 Research Project ENVS8049 Independent Research Project ENVS8101 Major Research Essay

Students must complete the pre-sessional component before commencing the initial component.

Students must complete the initial component in before commencing the concluding component.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 14, 2017
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Jan. 2019
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2 years
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