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PhD in Climate Change and Sustainability (Online)

Program Type

Program Type: PhD

School / Institute

School of Diplomacy and Global Affairs

Study Mode

Online + Full Time and Part Time

Overview

EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide | Euclid University), an international intergovernmental organization with 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 Ph.D. in Climate Change and Sustainability (DCCS). This field of study or specialization covers the full scope of climate-related issues from a policy perspective.

It is the only fully online PhD 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.

Academic Presentation

EUCLID's Ph.D. in Climate Change and Sustainability represents 90 US credits (120 ECTS) of coursework beyond the Bachelor's. In practice, students may enter the program with a relevant Master's degree, complete 30 to 35 US credits of core doctoral courses, followed by the actual writing of the dissertation in 5 phases. The resulting thesis should be a publishable book offering a clear contribution to the field and establishing the author as a subject-matter expert.

Focus & Specializations

Among the suggested areas of focus are:

- Climate Change diplomacy
- 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 Master’s degree issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU handbook/database 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 Writing (Doctorate)

2

Argumentation and Critical Thinking

2

Global Energy and Climate Policy

3

Ecological Economics

3

Science and Modeling of Climate Change

3

Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries

3

Climate Science Denial

3

Climate Change and Water in Mountains

3

Climate Change Education

3

DDIA Thesis 1/5 Bibliography + Outline

5

DDIA Thesis 2/5 Draft

5

DDIA Thesis 3/5 Completed Draft

5

DDIA Thesis 4/5 Editing

5

DDIA Thesis 5/5 Final Review

5
Total Credit Hours (USCH):
50

Employment Outlook

This EUCLID PhD 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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