Master of Climate Change Science and Policy

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Environmental Sustainability



1.5 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will be able to demonstrate high-level understanding of the interconnected aspects of climate change science and policy, including physical causes, impacts, response measures and strategies in adaptation and mitigation, at local/national/international levels. They will be able to access, critique and apply relevant climate change scientific or policy research methods and evidence to scientific and policy questions, and apply knowledge about communication and behaviour change across cultures particularly with Maori and Pasifika communities. Graduates will be independent thinkers, able to continuously update their understanding and practice in the light of emerging knowledge, and critically reflect on their own knowledge framing. They will understand and demonstrate intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship and policy advice, and be active and engaged global citizens. Graduates will be well prepared to take on analytical and leadership roles in relevant science or policy advice sectors, and some may continue on to doctoral study.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A bachelor s degree in a relevant subject with at least a B grade average in the relevant courses.

Detailed requirements

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1.5 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$10,121 $15,182
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$17,795 $26,693
Total $27,916 $41,875

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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