Programme Structure

During the programme you will encounter a wide variety of teaching methods. Courses will include web-based learning, lectures, exercises, seminars, excursions and group/project work, and your teachers will be researchers of high international standing within a range of disciplines. In addition, we are inviting leading foreign climate researchers as guest lecturers.

Programme Structure

The two years of the MSc programme are divided into eight blocks. The first two blocks are reserved for two compulsory courses (each 15 ECTS), providing a broad overview of both the natural and the social science aspects of climate change.

In the next four blocks you can select from a wide range of restricted elective (see list below) and elective courses. All in all this enables you to emphasize the natural science or social science aspects of climate change, if you wish to do so. You may also use your elective courses to follow other MSc-level courses of relevance, or you can do a project in practice or study abroad.

The last two blocks are reserved for thesis work (30 ECTS).


     Compulsory course
     Restricted elective course
     Elective course

Restricted elective courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the lists below. Click on each course for a detailed description.