Climate change is one of the most important and complex environmental problems encountered by humankind. It 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 create skilled professionals that can deal with this challenge.
Crawford School of Public Policy and the ANU’s Fenner School of Environment & Society draw upon 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 water resources, biodiversity, natural resource management, human health, urban systems and other fields; 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.
Graduates may follow careers in climate change risk assessment, adaptation and mitigation strategy development, and regional, national and international policy formulation.
The Master of Climate Change requires the completion of 96 units (16 courses). Credit may be awarded for previous study and relevant work experience.
- Applied Economics
- Development Studies
- Economic Policy
- Energy Change
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Studies
- Forest Science and Management
- Policy Studies
- Resource and Environmental Management
- Renewable Energy
- Sustainability Science
- Sustainable Development
Application for credit
Applicants with a bachelor’s 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. See the full degree program structure and academic rules information.
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Scholarships and fees
Scholarships and support
Scholarship opportunities are available for national and international students.
Costs associated with your study at ANU will depend on a number of things, including your study program and whether you’re a national or international student.