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There is a growing need for information to mitigate against the risks of climate change within both public and private industries. This is driving the demand for skilled individuals who can add real value by providing the information which enables organisations to plan for the future; the financial value of risk identification and mitigation strategies to business is immense.
The University of Exeter is the only university to combine a study of climate change with risk management and uses tools and technologies used by climate change experts in the field, thanks to our close ties with the Met Office’s Hadley Centre. Successful completion of the MSc in Climate Change and Risk Management will provide you with the skills needed to help answer the questions demanded by business and governments.
You won’t often find an MSc course comprising a Physical Oceanography graduate, a Geography graduate and a Politics and Economics graduate, but then not many Masters degrees can be so widely applied in industry as Climate Change and Risk Management. The nature of the programme enabled me to adapt modules to fit the areas of Climate Change that I am most interested in, from Modelling and Statistics to more social aspects such as how to successfully communicate the complexities of the challenge to a varied audience.
Following graduation this knowledge base has equipped me with the skills to put together a web-based customer information package on environmental sustainability and consumer responsibility, calculate robust carbon footprints for large businesses, and in my current role allowed me to put together a series of strategies designed to increase a regional charities economic and physical resilience to the challenge of climate change. This MSc has ensured I am useful to public, private and charitable sectors alike.
Malcolm Shead, MSc Climate Change and Risk Management graduate
Destinations of recent University of Exeter Geography graduates include:
- PhDs in Human and Physical Geography at University of Exeter
- Technical Consultant, Environmental Consultancy
- Countryside Advisor, Natural England, Exeter
- Sustainability Policy Officer, East Midlands Regional Assembly
- Data Policy Manager, Essex County Council
- Development Assistant, West Coast Energy
- Climate Research Officer, Derby City Council
- Farming Officer, Environment Agency
- Transport Researcher, West Sussex County Council
- Sustainability Consultant, Maplecroft
- Research fellow at various University locations
- Area Environment Planning Officer, Devon and Cornwall Environment Agency
- National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
- Regional Programme Manager, Dartmoor National Park Authroity
- Environmental Consultant, Grontmij
I think the most valuable aspect of the programme is the preparation it gives me for future employment. The quality of the facilities and the numerous conferences, seminars and fieldtrips that are available to students are nicely complimented by the opportunities to have a full social life. Both the University in itself and the location are excellent.
Charlie Campbell, MSc Climate Change and Risk Management graduate
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