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

Program Requirements

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

A minimum of 24 units of 8000-level courses

.

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

ENVS6307 Climate Change Science & Policy

ENVS6204 Fire, Flood and Drought

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8081 Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8007 Communicating for Environment and Climate Policy


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

EMDV8102 Research Methods for Environmental Management

ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action


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

EMDV8014 Research in Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8066 Research Project

ENVS8013 Research in Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

ENVS8048 Topics in Environment & Society


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


Environment and Society Interactions

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change

EMDV8013 Development and Environment in the Anthropocene

EMDV8018 Resources, environment and politics in Australia

EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources

ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction

EMDV8017 Toxic: Environmental Pollution and Waste

DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

NSPO8033 Climate, Environment and National Security


Decision making: Skills and Tools

ANTH8028 Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods

EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment

ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis

ENVS6319 Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS


Governance and Policy     

EMDV8018 Resources, environment and politics in Australia

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy

ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law

ENVS6528 Environmental Policy

POGO8212 Energy Politics and Governance

NSPO8033 Climate, Environment and National Security


Climate Science and impacts   

EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

ENVS6303 Climate Change: Past, Present & Future

POPH8318 Human Health, Environment and Climate Change


Natural resources

EMDV8079 Water Politics on a Modified Planet

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

EMDV8012 Ecological Economics and Policy

EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics

CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change


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

SCOM8088 Engagement for Policy Impact


Energy

POGO8212 Energy Politics and Governance


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


Environment and Society Interactions

ANTH8060 Gender in Resource and Environmental Management

ARCH6022 Study Tour: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

ENVS6020 Human Ecology

MGMT7007 Managing for Sustainability

SCOM6027 Science Politics


Decision making: Skills and Tools

EMDV8008 Research Proposal

EMDV8041 Special Topics in Environmental Management and Development

ENVS6014 Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability

POGO8045 International Policy Making in the Shadow of the Future


Governance and Policy  

ANTH8107 Global governance and the role of Multilateral Development Banks

BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting

MGMT7007 Managing for Sustainability

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


Natural resources

ANTH8060 Gender in Resource and Environmental Management

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

ENVS6201 Biodiversity Science: Wildlife, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology


Development Studies

ANTH8107 Global governance and the role of Multilateral Development Banks

EMDV8015 Study Tour: Eco-Cultural Tourism Cairns


Economic analysis and thought

EMDV8011 Payments for Environmental Services

IDEC8022 Economic Development

IDEC8053 Environmental Economics

IDEC8089 Energy Economics


Communication and Engagement

BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting

SCOM6027 Science Politics

SCOM8014 Communicating Science with the Public


Energy            

ENGN6516 Energy Resources and Renewable Technologies

IDEC8089 Energy Economics


A maximum of 6 units from the following experiential courses:

ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)

ARCH6022 Study Tour: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change

CRWF7001 Editor’s practicum: online public engagement, academic blogging and digital disruption

CRWF8019 Public Policy and Professional Internship

EMDV8015 Study Tour: Eco-Cultural Tourism Cairns

ENVS6017 Vietnam Field School

ENVS6205 Island Sustainable Development: Fiji Field School

Admission Requirements

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.


Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0


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.


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.

However, 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.


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

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

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.


Applications for course credit

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree, Bachelor degree with Honours, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units

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
$46,910.00

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.

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. The 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

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.

This program is available for applications to commence from summer session, 2021

This program is available for applications to commence from Summer Session, 2021

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

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