MSc Climate Change: Science, Society and Solutions / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
Master of Science
1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)
Entry requirements
We require a UK Honours degree with a First or Upper Second (2.1) classification or the overseas equivalent.  We welcome applications from a variety of subject areas to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the programme

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • Join the world number one for societal and environmental impact (THE Impact Rankings 2021) and a top 10 UK university for Geography (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).
  • Benefit from a highly interdisciplinary teaching approach, giving you breadth of knowledge across the social and natural sciences and the flexibility to specialise.
  • Explore the full range of solutions to climate change spanning mitigation options for reducing and removing greenhouse gas emissions, adaptation options for protecting against climate change impacts, and more unconventional solar geoengineering ideas for reflecting sunlight back into space and cooling the planet.
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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £14,000
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £29,000

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and merit awards to outstanding applicants and international students. 

In addition, the Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class bachelor's degree and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course. 

For more information on scholarships and bursaries, see our Fees and funding  webpages or research the University's postgraduate funding database.

Contact details

School of Environment, Education and Development
0161 275 2814
See: The School .

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