Master of Climate Change

Study Climate Change at ANU

Climate change is one of the most important and complex problems encountered by humankind. As its impacts become more and more apparent, people who understand its multiple dimensions and can contribute to developing, communicating and implementing innovative solutions are in increasingly high demand.

The Master of Climate Change equips you with the knowledge and understanding to tackle one of the world’s most vital challenges. It is the ideal degree if your current role intersects with climate issues and you are seeking to broaden and deepen your knowledge to move up to the next career level. And there is no better qualification if you are transitioning professionally and looking for a career change that enables you to make a real difference.

What you'll learn

You will study core Master of Climate Change topics such as domestic and international climate policy and economics, climate change science and policy, including vulnerability and adaptation, research methods for complex environmental problems and environmental management, research projects in climate policy and economics and vulnerability and adaptation.

Choose from electives in climatology, ecological systems, sustainable development, resource management, economic approaches, law and engineering.

Download the Master of Climate Change brochure (285KB PDF).

Advanced program

The Advanced program incorporates up to a year-long research project supervised by an academic and is a gateway to further research, such as a PhD.

What it's like to study Climate Change

Master of Climate Change & Master of Energy Change webinar

Watch the Master of Climate Change & Master of Energy Change webinar to learn more about the program, entry requirements and student experience.

Chinthaka Jayasooriya

Learning from your role models

"Over the years, I’ve read many reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and now I can discuss climate change with some of the authors," Jaya says.

 Virtual tour

Explore ANU science places, classrooms, laboratories and more through our interactive virtual tour.

Meet some of your teachers

Saul Cunninham

Professor Saul Cunningham

Saul is the Director of the Fenner School and Environment and Society. He is interested in finding ways to manage farming landscapes and preserve biodiversity while supporting agricultural production. He has worked extensively on crop pollination; a poorly understood but sometimes critically important input to agricultural production, which generally depends on wild insects living in the farming landscape.

Rebecca Colvin

Dr Rebecca Colvin

Bec's research interest is in how groups of people interact with each other. Recent research projects have included the study of conflict about wind energy development, the psychological underpinnings of a constructive governance regime for negative emissions, the role of trust between climate researchers and policy-makers, and the relationship between aggregate public opinion and conflict in environmental messaging.

Climate Change careers

Master of Climate Change graduates gain a broad knowledge of current issues and approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation, as well as expert knowledge in your area of specialisation. The program aims to prepare skilled professionals to deal with the challenges of climate change across various sectors, including in industry, government agencies, NGOs and consultancies.

  • Climate policy
  • Climate change risk assessment
  • Adaptation and mitigation strategy development.

Fees & scholarships

Tuition fees: Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.

Scholarships: Scholarships

ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

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Watch the webinar

Watch the Master of Climate Change & Master of Energy Change webinar to learn more about the program, entry requirements and student experience.

How to apply

Understand the entry requirements

  1. Check domestic admission dates on the ANU Study website.
  2. Check admission requirements and deadlines for this degree on the Handbook website. Read the requirements carefully to make sure you understand them.
  3. You must also meet the University's English language admission requirements.

Gather supporting documents

If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.

You can still apply before you complete your Bachelor Degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.

Submit an application

Start your application on the Universities Admissions Centre website.

Receive an offer

All offers are made through UAC and are released on a rolling basis. You can access your offers and correspondence by logging into your UAC account.

Accept your offer

Once you receive an offer it is very important that you accept it to ensure your place at ANU is reserved.

Understand the entry requirements

  1. Check international admission dates on the ANU Study website.
  2. Check admission requirements and deadlines for this degree on the Handbook website. Read the requirements carefully to make sure you understand them.
  3. You must also meet the University's English language admission requirements.

Prepare entry requirements & support documents

When you apply to ANU, you must be prepared to provide specific documents that we need to assess your application.

Submit your application

Start your application on the ANU Admissions website.

Receive an offer

There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Applying in the first round will give you three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.

Accept your offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

How to apply

Domestic

Understand the entry requirements

  1. Check domestic admission dates on the ANU Study website.
  2. Check admission requirements and deadlines for this degree on the Handbook website. Read the requirements carefully to make sure you understand them.
  3. You must also meet the University's English language admission requirements.

Gather supporting documents

If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.

You can still apply before you complete your Bachelor Degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.

Submit an application

Start your application on the Universities Admissions Centre website.

Receive an offer

All offers are made through UAC and are released on a rolling basis. You can access your offers and correspondence by logging into your UAC account.

Accept your offer

Once you receive an offer it is very important that you accept it to ensure your place at ANU is reserved.

International

Understand the entry requirements

  1. Check international admission dates on the ANU Study website.
  2. Check admission requirements and deadlines for this degree on the Handbook website. Read the requirements carefully to make sure you understand them.
  3. You must also meet the University's English language admission requirements.

Prepare entry requirements & support documents

When you apply to ANU, you must be prepared to provide specific documents that we need to assess your application.

Submit your application

Start your application on the ANU Admissions website.

Receive an offer

There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Applying in the first round will give you three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.

Accept your offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

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