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Online Master in Climate Change Studies and Sustainability

Program Type

Program Type: MSc

School / Institute

School of Global Economics and Development

Study Mode

Online (Asynchonous)

Duration

Program Type: MSc

Overview

EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide | Euclid University), an international intergovernmental organization with a university mandate, offers to intergovernmental and national civil servants (as well as select students from the general public) a specialized external degree program called the EUCLID Online Master in Climate Change and Sustainability (DCCS). This field of study or specialization covers the full scope of climate-related issues from a policy and education perspective.

It is the only fully online master program in this field organized by an intergovernmental (treaty-based) organization and officially used by diplomats and civil servants over 4 continents. Alumni, students and faculty include current and former ambassadors, minister-counsellors, etc.

Ambassador Hanna (EUCLID graduate and now faculty member) with the UNESCO Director-General.

Academic Presentation

EUCLID's Master in Climate Change Studies and Sustainability represents 40 US credits (120 ECTS) of coursework beyond the Bachelor's. In practice, students may enter the program with a relevant Bachelor's degree, complete 30 to 35 US credits of core doctoral courses, followed by a thesis for 6 credit hours.

The resulting thesis should be a proof-of-competencies for a future PhD application and dissertation.

Focus & Specializations

Among the suggested areas of focus are:

- Climate Change diplomacy
- Climate Change education
- Climate Change and Energy intersection
- Small Islands / Small States issues
- Cosmic Cycle approaches
- International and treaty law
- Sustainable development
- IGOs and non-governmental organizations
- Nation-specific dissertations.

Requirements

Applicants should have a relevant bachelor’s degree issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU handbook/database (WHED) or otherwise duly recognized/accredited. Similar or related backgrounds with adequate professional experience may be considered for Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) who may be admitted without the required educational credential if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested. Students are expected to be in a position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.

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Program Outline

PRIMARY COURSES
Code
Course Name
USCH

International Academic and Professional Paper Writing

 

 

3

Argumentation and Critical Thinking

 

 

2

Our Earth: Climate, History and Processes

 

 

2

What is Climate Change?

 

 

2

From Climate Science to Action (World Bank)

 

 

2

Fundamentals of Climate Science

 

 

3

Economics and Policies of Climate Change (EDHEC)

 

 

2

How do we manage Climate Change?

 

 

2

Climate Science Denial

 

 

3

Climate Science and Policy

 

 

3

Science and Modeling of Climate Change

 

 

3

Introduction to Sustainable Development

 

 

3

Master's Capstone Paper or Thesis

 

 

10
Total Credit Hours (USCH):
40

ELECTIVE COURSES

Note: All courses available in the EUCLID database can be considered elective, after review and approval by your EUCLID counselor. Graduate level degrees may include a certain number of undergraduate electives. Likewise, undergraduate roadmaps may be built using graduate level courses. Again, prospective students are reminded that the final degree roadmap must be reviewed and approved by the Admissions Officer to ensure logical progression of subjects covered and conformity with international standards.

STANDARD DEGREE ROADMAP - SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
Code
Course Name
US Credits

Climate Adaption in Africa (UCape)

 

2

 

Climate Change Education

 

3

 

ESG and Climate Change (UPenn)

 

2

 

The Finance of Climate Change (EDHEC)

 

2

 

Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries

 

3

 

Global Energy and Climate Policy

 

3

 

Planning for Climate Change in African Cities

 

2

 

Science and Engineering of Climate Change (EDHEC)

 

2

 

Climate Change and Sustainable Investing (EDHEC)

 

2

 

Climate Change and Water in Mountains

 

3

 

Note: to consult the current and official curriculum/list of courses from the EUCLID CMS database, please visit: EUCLID Available Degree Programs and follow the program link.

Employment Outlook

This EUCLID intergovernmental master program provides outstanding professional and academic preparation to its students for a successful career in academia and global knowledge leadership at the international, regional, national and local levels. Our alumni have been successful in securing employment and promotions in government service and international organizations.

Why Study @ EUCLID?

EUCLID is the only intergovernmental, treaty-based university with a UN registered charter and recognized expertise in diplomacy. Join the alma mater of ambassadors and senior officials globally.

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