single degree

Master of Climate Change

A single 1.5 year graduate degree offered by the Crawford School of Public Policy

MCLIM
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan MCLIM
  • Post Nominal MClimChange
  • CRICOS code 102926E
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan MCLIM
  • Post Nominal MClimChange
  • CRICOS code 102926E
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Master of Climate Change requires completion of 72 units which must consist of:

A minimum of 24 units of 8000-level courses

Completion of the following pre-sessional component:

CRWF7900 Graduate Academic and Research Skills for Public Policy

EMDV7901 Graduate Preparatory Environmental Science

CRWF7902 Graduate Preparatory Economics for Public Policy


A minimum of 30 units from completion of climate change courses from the following list:

EMDV8007 Communicating for Environment and Climate Policy

EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8081 Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics

ENVS6204 Fire, Flood and Drought

ENVS6307 Climate Change: Science, Society, and Policy

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

POPH8318 Human Health, Environment and Climate Change


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

EMDV8102 Research Methods for Environmental Management and Development

ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action


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

EMDV8014 Research in Environmental and Climate Change Policy

ENVS8013 Research in Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

ENVS8048 Topics in Environment & Society

EMDV8066 Research Project


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

Environment and Society Interactions

EMDV8013 Development and Environment in the Anthropocene

EMDV8017 Toxic: Environmental Pollution and Waste

EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change

ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction

NSPO8033 Climate, Environment and National Security

Decision making: Skills and Tools

ANTH8028 Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods

ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis

ENVS6319 Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS

Governance and Policy     

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy

ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law

ENVS6528 Environmental Policy

NSPO8033 Climate, the Environment and National Security

POGO8401 Foundations in Public Policy

POGO8402 The Political and Institutional Architecture of Public Policy

POGO8403 Cases in Contemporary Public Policy

Climate Science and impacts   

EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

EMSC6021 Fundamentals of Climate Science

ENVS6303 Climate Change: Past, Present and Future

Natural resources

EMDV8079 Water Justice, Management and Governance

EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy

ENVS6555 Water Management

ENVS8015 Contemporary Perspectives in Environmental Science

Development Studies

EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

ENVS6017 Vietnam Field School

ENVS6205 Island Sustainable Development: Fiji Field School

Economic analysis and thought

CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change

EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics

IDEC8089 Energy Economics

Communication and Engagement

ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders

POGO8136 Participating in Public Policy: Citizen Engagement and Public Talk

POGO8083 Policy Advocacy

Energy

IDEC8089 Energy Economics

POGO8212 Governing the Energy Transition


A maximum of 12 units from completion of contextual courses from the following list:

Environment and Society Interactions

ANTH8038 Gender & Development: Critical Issues in Policy & Practice

ARCH6022 Study Tour: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

ENVS6020 Human Ecology

MGMT7007 Sustainable Business Strategy: Net Zero and Beyond

SCOM6027 Science Politics

Decision making: Skills and Tools

EMDV8008 Research Proposal

IDEC8026 Quantitative Policy Impact Evaluation

IDEC8088 Cost-Benefit Analysis: Principles and Practice

POGO8045 International Policy Making in the Shadow of the Future

POGO8096 Policy Research

Governance and Policy  

ANTH8107 Global governance and the role of Multilateral Development Banks

BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting

LAWS8474 Climate Law

MGMT7007 Sustainable Business Strategy: Net Zero and Beyond

POGO8045 International Policy Making in the Shadow of the Future

SCOM6027 Science Politics

Climate Science and impacts          

BIOL6125 Plants and Global Climate Change

EMSC8706 Introduction to Natural Hazards

ENVS6308 Fire in the Environment

ENVS6529 Palaeo-Environmental Reconstruction

Natural resources

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

ENVS6024 Biodiversity Conservation

ENVS6223 Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Economic analysis and thought

IDEC8018 Agricultural and Resource Economics

IDEC8022 Economic Development

IDEC8053 Environmental Economics

POGO8213 The Global Trading System

Communication and Engagement

BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting

SCOM6027 Science Politics

SCOM8014 Communicating Science with the Public

SCOM8088 Engagement for Policy Impact

Energy            

ENGN6516 Energy Resources and Renewable Technologies

Field schools

ARCH6022 Study Tour: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change

ENVS6017 Vietnam Field School

ENVS6205 Island Sustainable Development: Fiji Field School


A maximum of 6 units of completion of professional development & internship courses from the following list:

ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program A

CRWF7000 Applied Policy Project

CRWF8019 Public Policy and Professional Internship

CRWF8020 Public Policy Professional Experience

Admission Requirements

Applicants must present one of the following:

  • a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 5/7
  • a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 4/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
  • a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 4/7 and a Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA of 4/7
  • a Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7
  • 48 units of courses in a postgraduate program with a GPA of 4/7
  • a Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA of 4/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
  • a Graduate Records Examination (GRE) General test, completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
  • a minimum of 10 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program.

The GPA for a Bachelor program will be calculated from (i) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades and/or (ii) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades other than those from the last semester (or equivalent study period) of the Bachelor degree. The higher of the two calculations will be used as the basis for admission.

Ranking and English Language Proficiency: At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 

In line with the University's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. Applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:

  • a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
  • demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.

Further information: English language admission requirements and post-admission support

Diversity factors: As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.

Assessment of qualifications: Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au.

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications.

Applications for course credit: Applicants who have completed a degree in a cognate discipline from a recognised university may be eligible to receive coursework credit towards this degree, in line with the ANU Recognition of prior and external learning policy

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

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$49,330.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

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.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

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 depth of study in climate change science and policy, including economics, law, policy and governance aspects. You can develop a unique program of advanced learning suited to your individual background, interests, and career goals.

This degree covers a core syllabus of climate impacts, adaptation, mitigation, climate change economics and policy including methodological approaches and practical application to current issues. It is taught by some of Australia’s leading experts in climate change analysis. A wide range of elective courses from across ANU is also available. Credit and exemptions may be given for prior study and work experience, including to the pre-sessional program.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply advanced knowledge in particular aspects of climate change, and a broad knowledge of the current issues in and approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation from both science and policy perspectives

  2. Use concepts, tools and analytical frameworks to evaluate climate change policies and science, applying a critical appreciation of how the relationships between them inform and shape debate

  3. Independently apply their knowledge, analytical and research capabilities in professional practice in climate change, such as required by governments, non-governmental organisations and business

  4. Effectively communicate knowledge and understanding in climate change to both specialist and non-specialist audiences

Further Information

Applicants submitting to the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program should contact Crawford.Enquiries@anu.edu.au for application information. DO NOT apply through the online portal.

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