Postgraduate taught

Climate Change

A community of experts working at the cutting-edge of new knowledge and its application

7 contributors to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Excellent research facilities including the Global Systems Institute and Environment and Sustainability Institute

Close working relationships with internationally-renowned agencies such as the Met Office

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has seven contributors from Exeter; more than any other university in the world.

Climate change is acknowledged by scientists, governments, businesses and social, environmental and economic organisations as the greatest challenge of our time. It presents a fascinating and urgent set of challenges and opportunities for today’s practitioners, policy makers and researchers. There is a growing demand for knowledge and expertise in all aspects of climate change:

  • the science of climate systems and human influences on natural processes
  • the history of past climate change and the trajectory of climate projections over the next hundred years or longer
  • the vulnerability of human and natural systems around the world
  • the practical and policy responses we need to manage the risks and tackle the causes
  • the links with the wider imperatives of sustainable development

Whether you are looking to launch a career in this fast-moving field or to build on your experience to date, we offer professional postgraduate training to enhance your prospects with:

  • a growing portfolio of highly relevant Masters courses
  • a community of experts and research initiatives working at the cutting-edge of new knowledge and its application
  • close working relationships with internationally renowned agencies such as the Met Office
  • a vibrant and friendly student community

I have really enjoyed the diversity of people on campus, and the passion of the lecturers and how excited they are about their topics! Dr Tomas Chaigneau teaches Transdisciplinary Methods and brings so much passion into the classroom. He also talks about how methods can be applied to real-life contexts. My favourite module is statistics, although it was very challenging at first!

The lecturers are all really helpful and accessible and the course content is interesting and applicable to my future career. I’m so excited about going to Kenya for the field trip!

When I first arrived in Cornwall it was very overwhelming. The Penryn Campus is very different to where I come from in the Maldives, but I love it now and couldn’t recommend it enough. The campus is very beautiful, and a fantastic place to study!

When I graduate, I want to be involved in the policy field and am considering further study in research.

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Munshidha

MSc Conservation Science and Policy

My highlight so far was the residential at Kaleider. It was really interesting talking to different companies and departments of the local council about their ideas for improving sustainability of their products or in their workplace. It was amazing to be involved in finding and implementing sustainable solutions.

We also went on a trip to Brixham Harbour for a day to look around the local fishery and talk to fishermen about their experience with issues such as bycatch and juvenile discards. It gave us the opportunity to see these issues from a different perspective and attempt to think of ways in which we could work with fishermen to solve them.

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Imogen

MSc Global Sustainability Solutions