Profile and Career - MSc in Climate Change – University of Copenhagen

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Profile and Career

As an MSc Climate Change student you will learn about both natural and social science aspects of climate change:

  • Geophysical aspects: The functioning of the climate system
  • The causes of climate change and variability
  • The human impacts on the climate, including the effect of our use of energy and land resources
  • The economics of climate change 
  • Human adaptation to climate change
  • Political aspects: How climate change may affect security and international relations

Two lines of specialization will be offered, one focusing on natural science aspects, one on the integrated environmental and social science aspects, yet elements from the two may be combined.

Career opportunities

Broad-based expertise on climate change is in high demand, and the MSc in Climate Change offers a wide range of career opportunities:

  • In governmental agencies and municipalities which develop plans for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • In consultancy companies carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment, develop, implement or monitor climate change mitigation and adaptation projects.
  • In climate change research, teaching and information dissemination.
  • In industry, developing environmental and energy technologies.
  • In NGOs and international organisations (incl. the UN) involved in climate change impacts assessment, mitigation and adaptation.

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