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Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - winner of the 'Postgraduate' category at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2017. This 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 departments of Geography and Biosciences around environmental and climate dynamics (processes and mechanisms involved in stability and change), marine and ecosystem biology, and environmental management and sustainable development.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:2 degree (with 55% average) in an approved subject. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Course modules

Modules typically include: Science Skills and Research Methods; Principles of Environmental Dynamics; Satellite Remote Sensing; Climate Change - Past, Present and Future; Environmental Assessment and Management; Ecosystems: Ecology, Conservation & Resource Management; Programming in Java; Modelling Earth Systems; Geographical Information Systems; Climate Science and Policy.

Assessment methods

Taught Masters degrees are assessed through a combination of examinations, coursework and a dissertation or research project.

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