MSc Climate change science and policy

Concern about global environmental change has never been greater. The University of Bristol's MSc in Climate Change Science and Policy trains highly skilled graduates for professional employment in the public and private sectors, academia, consultancies, and non-governmental/advocacy organisations.

The curriculum is aimed at talented graduates seeking to enter, or upgrade their expertise in, the fields of climate change science, policy and analysis. The programme is provided by Geographical Sciences, one of Bristol's leading Science departments, with world-class research groups in four key areas of the science:

  • Climate change science and its links to policy and policymakers
  • Modelling of the Earth System, from simple box models to complex climate models
  • Remote Sensing of the environment and GIS
  • Understanding past climate change and making predictions of future change

The programme is closely linked to the newly founded Cabot Institute, which brings together all of the University's research into the changing global environment across the sciences, social sciences and engineering.

Previous graduates have secured a wide range of jobs following the MSc, including environmental consultancy, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the UK Met Office, as well as numerous PhD positions.

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