Master of Climate Change

Duration: 1-2 years full time (subject to eligibility)

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

Climate change is one of the most important and complex environmental problems encountered by humankind - it is not new, nor will it go away. Climate change has become a significant policy problem in Australia and internationally, and strategies to mitigate and adapt to the changing climate will be needed over many decades to come. The Master of Climate Change aims to prepare skilled professionals to deal with this challenge.

From 2009 the Crawford School of Public Policy and the Fenner School of Environment & Society at The Australian National University are drawing on the depth of expertise across the University to offer the Master of Climate Change graduate program. This program offers students unique breadth and diversity in addressing the multiple dimensions of the climate change problem through access to world-leading experts in climate change science and policy.

Students can tailor the degree to their individual interests and skills and study within a variety of fields, including climate change science; climate change impacts and vulnerability in, amongst others, water resources, biodiversity, natural resource management, human health and urban systems; non-fossil fuel energy technologies and policies; integrated approaches to risk and vulnerability assessment; the economics of climate change adaptation and mitigation; legal dimensions of climate change; and politics, policy and governance perspectives on climate change.

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Graduates may follow careers in, for example, climate change risk assessment, adaptation and mitigation strategy development, and regional, national and international policy formulation.

The program meets ANU strategic and operational goals to be a leading research and teaching institution in the climate change arena, both in Australia and globally, as reflected in the Climate Change Institute.

Environment & development
Program Enquiries

Assoc Prof John McCarthy
Crawford School

Dr Jamie Pittock
Fenner School

Admin contact

Prof Janette Lindesay
Fenner School

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