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Master of Climate Change

A single one year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and Crawford School of Public Policy

MCLIMCHN
  • Length 1 years full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Academic plan 7824XMCLCH
  • CRICOS code 064772D

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 - 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 your individual interests and skills. 

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

Admission Requirements

Bachelor Honours degree; or Graduate Diploma in a cognate area with an average of 70%; or Graduate Certificate in a cognate area with an average of 75%

Program Requirements

The Master of Climate Change requires completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
 
6 units from completion of ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability & Adaptation
 
6 units from completion of a course from the following list:
CRWF8006 International Climate Change Policy and Economics
CRWF8014 Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics
 
Either:
6 units from completion of a research methods course from the following list:
EMDV8102 Research Methods for Environmental Management
ENVS6025 Solving Complex Environmental Problems
 
30 units from completion of courses from the following list:
BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting
COMP7310 ICT Sustainability
CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change
CRWF8003 International Water Politics
CRWF8004 Case Studies in Economic Policy
CRWF8006 International Climate Change Policy and Economics
CRWF8009 Energy Politics and Governance
CRWF8014 Domestic climate change policy and economics
CRWF8016 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy
CRWF8017 Energy Economics
DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making
EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics
EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment
EMDV8104 Environmental Governance
ENGN6516 World Energy Resources and Renewable Technologies
ENGN6524 Photovoltaic Technologies
ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy
ENVS6303 Climatology
ENVS6528 Environmental Policy
ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation
IDEC8018 Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy
IDEC8053 Environmental Economics
IDEC8088 Applied Economics: Cost Benefit Analysis
INTR8045 Global Governance 1
LAWS8006 Law and Development in the Contemporary South Pacific
LAWS8008 Climate Change and Displacement
LAWS8180 International Climate Law
LAWS8181 Australian Climate Law
LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law
MGMT7007 Managing for Sustainability
SCOM8021 Ethics, Issues and Consequences of Science
SCOM8027 Science and Public Policy
SCOM8501 Strategies in Science Communication
 
Or:
24 units from completion of research or research methods courses from one of the following lists:
               
Climate change policy
EMDV8008 Research Proposal
EMDV8066 Research Project
EMDV8102 Research Methods for Environmental Management
 
Climate change science
ENVS6025 Solving Complex Environmental Problems
ENVS8049 Independent Research Project
ENVS8101 Major Research Essay
 
12 units from completion of courses from the following list:
BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting
COMP7310 ICT Sustainability
CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change
CRWF8003 International Water Politics
CRWF8004 Case Studies in Economic Policy
CRWF8006 International Climate Change Policy and Economics
CRWF8009 Energy Politics and Governance
CRWF8014 Domestic climate change policy and economics
CRWF8016 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy
CRWF8017 Energy Economics
DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making
EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics
EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment
EMDV8104 Environmental Governance
ENGN6516 World Energy Resources and Renewable Technologies
ENGN6524 Photovoltaic Technologies
ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy
ENVS6303 Climatology
ENVS6528 Environmental Policy
ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation
IDEC8018 Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy
IDEC8053 Environmental Economics
IDEC8088 Applied Economics: Cost Benefit Analysis
INTR8045 Global Governance 1
LAWS8006 Law and Development in the Contemporary South Pacific
LAWS8008 Climate Change and Displacement
LAWS8180 International Climate Law
LAWS8181 Australian Climate Law
LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law
MGMT7007 Managing for Sustainability
SCOM8021 Ethics, Issues and Consequences of Science
SCOM8027 Science and Public Policy
SCOM8501 Strategies in Science Communication

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective major,  minor or specialisation.

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$33,180.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility 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.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

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