Course overview

If your aim is to help save and protect our environment as a specialist climate change professional, this degree is for you. Taught by world-leading experts in climate change science and policy, this program provides you with the skills to decipher the problem of climate change through exposure to different lenses and perspectives.

Do you want to tackle one of the most important and complex environmental problems encountered by humankind? The ANU Master of Climate Change program offers significant breadth and depth of study in climate change science and policy, including economics, law, policy and governance aspects. It is taught by some of Australia’s leading experts in climate change analysis. A wide range of elective courses from across ANU is also available. Credit and exemptions may be given for prior study and work experience, including to the pre-sessional program.

Starting dates

January, February, April, July, October

What you will learn

You can develop a unique program of advanced learning suited to your individual background, interests, and career goals. The degree covers a core syllabus of climate impacts, adaptation, mitigation, climate change economics and policy including methodological approaches and practical application to current issues.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

English Language Requirements

Assessment of Qualifications

  • Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
  • ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
  • Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

How to apply

You can apply directly via ANU Application Manager

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $32,256 per year full-time, $64,512 total course cost
International Students: $42,960 per year full-time

Duration

2 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Agriculture & Environmental Studies postgraduate courses at Australian National University (ANU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 90.0% (national average 76.3%)
Improved skills: 94.3% (national average 82.5%)
Overall satisfaction: 94.3% (national average 84.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Australian National University (ANU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Agriculture & Environmental Studies postgraduate courses at Australian National University (ANU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 88.9% (national average 74.3%)
Studying full time: 15.2% (national average 8.0%)
Median full time salary: (national average $75,000)

The ratings above refer the proportion of surveyed Australian National University (ANU) graduates for which the statement was true. You can find out more about these results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 082373C

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