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Liverpool John Moores University

Climate Change

UCAS Code: SCCD

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Subject specific requirements: C or above in Geography or related science at A Level Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications. Must be in relevant subject area. An Overall Merit is required.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Climate change

Climate Change is a pressing and challenging issue facing society. Rising temperatures and sea levels, near global retreat of glaciers, alterations to precipitation patterns and frequent extreme weather events, climate induced changes in biogeographical patterns and loss of biodiversity pose severe threats to contemporary and future societies. The introduction of this new BSc in Climate Change will allow students to investigate the issue using interdisciplinary skills.

- The only BSc (Hons) Climate Change course available to study in the UK

- Investigate climate change using interdisciplinary skills to tackle pressing issues

- Taught by highly experienced, research-active staff

- Focus on skill acquisition via practical workshops and field learning

- Field trips included in the fees, currently to Iceland, the Lake District, Snowdonia, the Peak District and the North West coast*

- Access to brand new, state-of-the-art computing facilities and analytical equipment

- Excellent employment opportunities in areas such as: climate environmental management; consultancy; operational government authorities; engineering and surveying; civil service; and Geographical Information Systems

- Options to undertake work placements of 4-6 weeks and/or 12 months

- Options to study abroad for part of the degree with support from schemes such as the Go Global Fund and Erasmus+

- International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more

Climate change is the most pressing issue facing today’s society and our ability to understand the causes, impacts and potential mitigation strategies is vital for future populations. It is also vital to increase our capacity to communicate this to the public.
This programme has developed in direct response to this clear need for graduates with the knowledge and practical skills required to tackle climate change.

This course will provide a fully integrated study of climate change and climate science. It will cover the scientific, political, societal, economic aspects of the science, with full discussion of cutting-edge aspects of the subject.
This will provide students with ample background and practical knowledge for understanding climate change. The course will deliver extensive practical experience using Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing technologies and field-based learning.

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
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Level 4
•Methods, Skills and Careers in Environmental Sciences
•Earth Systems (currently includes residential field class within the north west, included in fees)
•Environment, Society and Sustainability
•Climate and Human Evolution
•Introduction to Climatology and Meteorology
•Research Skills in Climate Change Science

Level 5
•Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Employability
•Climate Change: Catchments and Oceans
•The Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
•Scientific Research and Project Management
•Responding to Climate Change
•Impact of Climate Change on Biological Processes

?Level 6
•Dissertation
•Cold Environments: Processes and Change (currently includes a residential field class to Iceland – included in fees, although contribution to meals is required)
•Specialised Topics in Climate Change

The following options are typically offered:
•Reconstructing Environmental Change
•Work Based Learning
•Environmental Modelling and GIS
•Renewables and Low Carbon Futures
•Sustainability and the Circular Economy

Further guidance on modules
The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

?Teaching will include classroom, laboratory and field-based learning. A fully hands-on approach is taken, with emphasis on the development of practical skills across a wide range of subjects alongside substantial knowledge development. GIS and development of computer literacy is an important component.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
International
£16,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Science

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Climate change

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physical geographical sciences

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

98%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physical geographical sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
48%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Other elementary services occupations
19%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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