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Providing students with the skills required to tackle business issues relating to climate change and sustainability.

Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: September 2019
Location: South Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits

Grantham Institute

Our MSc in Climate Change, Management and Finance is delivered in partnership with the Grantham Institute.
2018 entry

Overview

Our MSc in Climate Change, Management & Finance is a one-year programme that provides the necessary interdisciplinary skills required in business on issues relating to climate and environmental change.

You’ll benefit from the expertise of both the Business School and the Grantham Institute, as well as their links with industry and policymakers. The programme balances business skills and class-based discussion to strengthen your conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills.

You undertake both individual and group work, while regular seminars and guest lectures by expert external speakers embed this MSc in the business world.

Study programme

The autumn term includes a number of core modules and familiarises students with the IPCC findings and topical issues in climate science, as well as accounting, corporate finance and economics.

The spring term includes core modules on mitigation technologies and the impact of climate change. There is a balance between business and climate modules in order to foster links and interactions between the two, with additional modules on marketing, finance and risk management.

In the summer term, you complete further core modules and undertake either a report on a work-placement or on a group work of consultancy. You also work on your final individual report which you will submit in mid-September during the summer vacation period.

Careers

Our MSc in Climate Change, Management and Finance welcomed its first intake of students in October 2016, and these students are yet to graduate.

We expect students on this programme to pursue a wide range of roles in consulting, financial services, management strategy, international organisations and sustainability.

Professional accreditation

We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:

We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Structure

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Structure

Core modules

  • Business Economics, Climate Change and the Environment
  • Change Management and Leadership
  • Clean Tech Innovation and Investment
  • Climate Change and Governance
  • Climate Change, Management and Finance Report
  • Climate Finance
  • Consulting Project
  • Corporate Finance and Carbon Finance
  • Energy Business and Strategy
  • Financial and Carbon Accounting and Reporting
  • Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Marketing and Sustainability
  • Mitigating Climate Change
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Risk Management and Climate Change
  • Sustainable Strategic Management
  • The Science of Climate Change
  • Work Placement

Non-assessed modules

  • Accounting Primer
  • Career and Professional Development Workshops
  • Data, Tools and Evidence Primer (compulsory pass/fail module)
  • Induction
  • Quantitative primer

Project or placement

You choose one module from below.

  • Consulting Project: the consulting project will be delivered to a real client, combining the material from the programme to a specific problem and is delivered as part of a team.
  • Work Placement: The work placement will give students who have no or little exposure to a working environment, the opportunity to experience and operate in a real-world situation.

You will also complete a 4,000 word capstone project, which is completed through the summer period and submitted in early September.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

  • Case studies
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations
  • Formal presentations
  • Group work exercises
  • Interactive content including video and module quizzes
  • Lectures
  • On-line discussion forums
  • On-line lecture materials
  • Practical classes and field work
  • Pre-programme VLE modules
  • Seminars
  • Work Placement Opportunity
  • Workshops

Assessment methods

  • Case Studies
  • Essays
  • Formal Presentations
  • Multiple Choice Tests
  • Reports
  • Written Examinations

Entry requirements

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in a quantitative subject.

You are also required to have a well-researched career plan with clear short and long term goals.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification.

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College. There is further detail available from the Business School website.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the higher College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

How to apply

You can submit one application form per year of entry, and usually choose up to two courses.

How to apply

Making an application

All applicants to our Master's courses must apply online.

For full details on the online application process, please visit the admissions website.

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

Tuition fees and funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Read more about scholarships specific to this degree on the Business School website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2019 entry
£16,500 per year

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020.

Tuition fees (Overseas and Islands students)

2019 entry
£28,300 per year

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020.

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,280 from the UK government. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

Further information

Business School

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