The Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy MSc is a flexible programme allowing you to study either a Policy or a Science pathway. The programme provides an in-depth understanding of the scientific and policy basis of a series of global environmental change issues, the roles of both human influence and natural variability, and the process of scientific research and policymaking in these areas. You will also develop essential research, analysis and critical-thinking skills that will help you to understand and interpret scientific evidence and respond to the problems associated with global and regional environmental changes in the Earth’s system.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus, with occasional lectures and practical sessions taking place at the Waterloo Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.
We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face-to-face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
We will teach you through a combination of lectures and seminars, and typically 20 hours per module. We also expect you to undertake 130 hours of independent study for each module.
| Module|| Lectures, seminars and feedback|| Self-study|
| Per 15-credit taught module
|| 16-30 hours
|| 120-134 hours (some modules may involve lab work or e-learning which would require less self-guided learning)
| Dissertation module
|| Usually 5 contact hours of one-to-one or group consultation with supervisors
|| 595 hours of self-study and project work
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include essays and other written assignments, oral presentations, lab work and occasionally an examination, depending on the modules selected. All students also undertake a research-based dissertation of 12,000 words.
This programme is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus, with occasional lectures and practical sessions taking place at the Waterloo Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.
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