Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge, skills, understanding and competence in the area of climate science;
- Apply discipline-specific knowledge and expertise appropriate for post-graduate research in the field of climate science;
- Analyse and interpret climate science data quantitatively;
- Undertake rigorous and independent thinking to review and critique climate science information;
- Apply specific technical skills required across many climate science-relevant professions;
- Employ a problem-solving approach and apply learnt skills and techniques to the area of climate science;
- Interpret and communicate complex climate science information using written reports and oral presentations to specialists and non‐specialists.
Graduates will have the ability to:
- demonstrate advanced independent critical enquiry, analysis and reflection;
- have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship;
- have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s);
- reach a high level of achievement in writing, project activities, problem-solving and communication;
- be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning; be able to examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines;
- have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment;
- be able to initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces.
On completing this course you’ll have advanced knowledge of the physical aspects of how the climate system works, the ways the climate is changing, and an ability to critically interpret the latest climate information from observations and climate projections. These skills will help inform methods for adapting to climate change, mitigating climate impacts, and evaluating climate risk.
Additionally, you’ll have strong professional skills in:
- Critical thinking and problem-solving
- Research planning, literature reviews and ethical considerations
- Scientific communication, both written and oral.
- Scientific programming in widely used languages such as Python.
Last updated: 10 November 2023