University of Wales - Swansea

University of Wales Swansea

Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change, MSc


Swansea University

Swansea, Wales

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change, MSc

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSc in Environmental Dynamics and Climatic Change provides a cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of past, present, and future changes in Earth’s climate and environment. The course places particular emphasis on recent global and regional environmental and climatic change, the scientific basis and limitations of models and data collection techniques. It combines the international research strengths of staff within the School of the Environment and Society in environmental and climate dynamics (processes and mechanisms involved in stability and change), marine and ecosystem biology, and environmental management and sustainable development. The breadth of the course means the dissertation component can range from applied science to management and students are encouraged to seek industrial links for this aspect. Compulsory modules cover: scientific and analytical techniques including laboratory, field, Earth observation and computer skills; recent and future climatic and environmental change; as well as providing a sound understanding of the basis and limitations of current climate assessments. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to develop their ability to communicate complex scientific arguments to broad audiences. Optional modules allow the course to be tailored to individual management or scientific needs. Graduates from this course will have broad knowledge of the current scientific issues underpinning climatic change and environmental and ecosystem dynamics, and the practical problem solving, ICT, and communication skills required for a successful career in the environmental service industry, regulating bodies or academia.


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