2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MSc Climate Change and Environmental Policy
|Programme code:||MSC-EV/CEP||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Yim Ling Siu||Contact address:||Y.L.Siu@Leeds.ac.uk|
Total credits: 180
- Applications are invited from candidates from a range of backgrounds across the social and physical sciences such as environmental science, environmental studies, geography, management, economics and social science.
- Candidates should have a good first degree, an upper second classification or above, or equivalent qualification.
Mature applicants without a first degree or with a lower degree classification may be considered on the basis of their relevant industry, consultancy or policy experience and their potential for benefiting from the programme.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
School of Earth and Environment
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
School of Earth and Environment Examinations Board
Climate change is a growing issue for environmental policy makers at international, national and sub-national levels, as well as for environmental managers and experts in public, private and non-profit making organisations. This programme provides students with a solid foundation in the physical science of climate change, climate change impacts, adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, as well as in broader debates on environmental policy and governance. The programme draws from the world-class research expertise in the joint ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy of the London School of Economics & Political Sciences (LSE) and the University of Leeds. The programme also draws from wider expertise in the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI), the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) and the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the School of Earth and Environment.
The course is aimed particularly at people working or seeking to work on different aspects of climate change in the public and private sectors as well as not-for-profit organisations in the UK, Europe or elsewhere in the world.
Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad interdisciplinary knowledge of the concepts, information and techniques relevant to climate change.
- engage in broader debates about environmental governance and public policies pertinent to climate change on international, national and local scales.
- use a variety of research methods and approaches that are pertinent to interdisciplinary and social scientific research on climate change.
- understand the influence of different policy actors in collective environmental decisions, and the performance of different forms of policy intervention in different contexts.
- understand the methods used to evaluate climate change impacts, and develop the skills to produce adaptation strategies.
- take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others, particularly an ability to work in interdisciplinary teams on problems relating to climate change and sustainability.
- undertake further studies on climate change and related topics at an advanced level.
If students have not achieved the minimum number of credits after their re-sits they will be awarded either a Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate dependent on the award criteria for their programme.
To obtain the Masters' (MSc) qualification candidates must pass 165 credits of level 5 modules to include the dissertation, and achieve an average mark of 50 across 180 credits. A Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) can be obtained if 90 credits are passed. A Postgraduate Certificate (PGC) can be obtained if 60 credits are passed in the taught modules.
Year1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|SOEE5010M||Research Methods||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|SOEE5020M||Research Project||60 credits||1 Jan to 31 Dec (12mth), 1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)|
|SOEE5472M||Environmental Policy and Governance||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|SOEE5540M||Climate Change: Physical Science Basis||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|SOEE5550M||Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SOEE5561M||Climate Change Mitigation||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
Candidates will be required to study 15 credits of the following modules in Semester 1.
|SOEE5051M||Business, Environment and Sustainability||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|SOEE5090M||Advanced Environmental Science Field and Research Skills||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|SOEE5094M||Introduction to Ecological Economics||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|SOEE5281M||Introduction to Sustainability||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
Candidates must study 30 credits of the following modules in Semester 2.
|COMM5796M||Climate Communication||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|GEOG5830M||Environmental Assessment||15 credits||Not running in 202122|
|LUBS5202M||Risk Perception and Communication||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PIED5562M||International Relations and the Environment||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PIED5580M||Climate Security||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SOEE5095M||Environmental Economics and Policy||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SOEE5483M||Critical Perspectives in Environment and Development||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SOEE5582M||Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SOEE5585M||Environment & Development Case Study: from theory to practice||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SOEE5970M||Terrestrial Biosphere in the Earth System||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
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