MSc in Climate and Society

Duration (in semesters):4

Credits (per semester):10 to 30

Objectives

  • To assist students in developing an understanding of climate science, climate impacts, climate politics,
  • To assist students in developing an understanding of climate science, climate impacts, climate politics,

climate economics, climate policy and law, and climate ethics and equity to allow them to effectively deal with issues faced by climate-sensitive sectors.

  • To provide students with skills in analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; using inductive and deductive reasoning; and communicating in both verbal and written forms.
  • To develop students who have the education and skills to provide societal leadership in the area of climate affairs, including climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Learning outcomes

Human resource capacity on climate affairs will be developed through postgraduate and short term trainings. They would have the following attributes:
-Awareness about climate change and adaptation;
-Skills for designing climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies and programmes.
-Ability and skills to communicate with society about climate change issues and society responsiveness

-Formal communication packages for the research results: scientific papers, project reports, pamphlets

Structure and content:

Courses offered under MSc in Climate and Society ( one year course work followed by research)

  • Introduction to Climate Science
  • Climate Science - Regional dynamics, climate, and climate impacts
  • Climate change modelling and prediction
  • Climate Ethics
  • The Ethics of Climate Change
  • Climate Policy
  • Climate policy and law
  • Climate Risk Management and Adaptation
  • Graduate seminar
  • Climate Economics - Principles of Climate Change Economics

Introduction to Quantitative methods