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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 21.3k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 28.8k / 1 year
  • Deadline:
  • 18 Tháng một
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  • Duration:
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    The MSc aims to give you a broad appreciation of all aspects of the management of people and institutions in relation to environmental change, you will become analytical in your approach, and a competent and aware decision maker. The MSc emphasises cross-cutting, interdisciplinary approaches to the critical environmental problems of our time.

    This course has three overarching aims, to:

    • examine the nature, causes and impacts of major types of environmental change. How do these changes operate and interact on global, regional and local scales? How do they relate to critical social and ecological systems?
    • examine the economic, legal, cultural, and ethical underpinnings of environmental responsibility and systemic solutions, including mitigation, adaptation, remediation, enhanced resource stewardship and other sustainable responses to environmental change at different scales and within different organisational contexts
    • empower environmental leaders to address the world’s most pressing environmental problems through an understanding of and training in the key analytical and practical skills, and in a broad appreciation of earth systems and societies in relation to environmental change.

    Core Modules

     Overture: Welcome to the Anthropocene

    The Earth system and its fundamental processes
    Ecosystems
    Human systems and environmental change
    Environmental economics & policy
    Energy systems and climate mitigation
    Sustainable responses to environmental change
    Governing the anthropocene

     

     Specialist Training, Methods and Skills

    Research methods in the social and natural science
    Effective communication
    Cost-benefit, risk & life cycle analyses
    Environmental monitoring and data analysis
    Environmental modelling & GIS
    Human dimensions and valuation of ecosystems & biodiversity
    Other professional transferable skills

    Field Trips & Site Visits

     

    Renewable energy technologies
    EU Parliament & Ministries
    Natural resource management centres
    Coastal & marine environmental change sites
    Conservation in protected & industrial areas
    Climate & local ecosystem interactions

    Elective Seminars (24+)

    Corporate social and environmental accountability
    Community organizing for environmental action
    Cities, sustainable transport and mobility
    Climate change – science, impacts and adaptation
    Energy policy
    Environmental governance in China
    Environmental publics
    Flood risk management
    Food systems and food security
    Forest governance
    Governing protected areas
    Geographic Information Systems
    Health, environment & development
    Indigenous peoples & environments
    International climate politics & justice
    Politics of oil and gas
    Sustainable behaviour change
    Water and development
    Field Trips & Site Visits

    Dissertation

    15,000 words, 1-to-1 supervision, 3+month exercise, often undertaken in conjunction with businesses, environmental organisations, and governments

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in any discipline.

    For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.7 out of 4.0.

    If you hold non-UK qualifications and wish to check how your qualifications match these requirements, you can contact the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC).

    No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or GMAT scores are sought.

    • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Personal statement:Up to two pages
    • Written work:One essay of 2,000 words 
    • References/letters of recommendation:Three overall, generally academic

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

    Higher level

    Test

    Standard level scores

    Higher level scores

    IELTS Academic 
    Institution code: 0713

    7.0 Minimum 6.5 per component  7.5  Minimum 7.0 per component 

    TOEFL iBT 
    Institution code: 0490

    100

    Minimum component scores:

    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 24
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 24
    110

    Minimum component scores:

    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 24
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 24
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 185

    Minimum 176 per component

    191 

    Minimum 185 per component

    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) 185

    Minimum 176 per component

    191 

    Minimum 185 per component

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