What will I learn?

Programme overview

Concern about global environmental change has never been greater. The University of Bristol's MSc in Climate Change Science and Policy trains highly skilled graduates for professional employment in the public and private sectors, academia, consultancies and non-governmental organisations.

The programme is provided by the School of Geographical Sciences, which is the top-ranked geography department in the UK for research (Times Higher Education analysis of REF 2014). You will join our research groups in analysing key areas of science and policy:

climate change science and its links to policy and policy-makers;
modelling of the Earth system, from simple box models to complex climate models;
remote sensing of the environment and GIS;
understanding past climate change and making predictions of future change;
environmental policy and politics with a focus on climate change;
researching and communicating climate science.

This innovative programme also allows you to develop a range of professional skills – including presentation, project work, teamwork and communication – which will be invaluable in your future career. It includes a strong emphasis on carrying out your own research project.

The programme is closely linked to the renowned Cabot Institute, which brings together all of the University's research into the changing global environment across the sciences, social sciences and engineering.

Careers

Previous graduates have gone on to work at a wide range of employers after completing this MSc, including environmental consultancy, UK and other governments, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the UK Met Office, as well as numerous PhD positions.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£23,500.00 (US$ 31,588) per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Clifton Campus

Tyndall Park Road to Park Row,

Bristol,

BS8 1TH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for admission to a master's degree programme at the University of Bristol, the minimum requirement for entry is an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree that is equivalent to a UK upper second-class degree (also known as a 2:1). A CGPA of 3.2 or above is considered equivalent to a UK upper second-class degree. Students need to have an IELTS 6.0 overall with either listening or speaking at 6.5, with no skill below 6.0.

For international students

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a scientific discipline, such as chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, biology, earth sciences, geography or environmental sciences. IELTS: 6.5 with 6.5 in all skills; TOEFL iBT: 88 overall with R22, L21, S23, W22; Pearson PTE: 67 in all skills; Cambridge CAE: Grade C, or Level B2 with 176 in all skills; Cambridge CPE: Grade C, or Level C1; Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level IV: with pass in all skills; Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III: with pass in all skills.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

ADD TO MY FAVOURITES

About University of Bristol

Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world.

  • Ranked top 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2020
  • A diverse university with students from over 150 countries
  • Based in a beautiful city with a 1,000-year history
  • Bristol graduates are among the most employable in the UK

Get in touch