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Degree Programme Overview

Our programmes are designed to meet students’ strengths and interests while giving the best learning experiences to inform specialization desires. The diversity of interdisciplinary courses ultimately equips students to know, understand and acquire the requisite skills to address the interconnected challenges of global environmental and climate change.

The Centre has been running two graduate programmes since 2013.

  • Master of Science in Climate Change and Sustainable Development (over a 12-month period)
  • Master of Philosophy in Climate Change and Sustainable Development (would normally take up to 2 years)

Both our Master of Philosophy and Master of Science programmes place significant emphasis on research. Students are therefore prepared to acquire the requisite theoretical and experiential insights and capabilities to initiate, implement and complete a research agenda. Our MPhil programme is fundamentally a research degree and gives students on the programme the requisite attention and time to master the art and rigour of advanced research.  Students are supported to complete original research for their dissertation and for publication in peer-reviewed journals. This training prepares successful students for jobs in industry, government and also in academia.

The core courses for our graduate programmes are:

  • Climate Change: Science and Evidence
  •  Environmental Sustainability and Impact Evaluation
  •  Green Business Management
  •  Project Management
  •  Climate and Society
  •  Climate Change Policies and Legal Framework
  •  Research methods (quantitative and qualitative)

Students are allowed to choose from several elective courses including those listed below:

  • Advanced Environmental Management
  • Carbon Accounting and Marketing
  • Water Resources Management
  • Communicating Climate Change
  • Climate Change and Health
  • Climate Change and Biodiversity
  • Climate Change and Food Security

Both the MPhil and MSc programmes continue to attract students with diverse backgrounds and interests from Ghana and across the African sub-region.

The Centre’s PhD in Climate Change and Sustainability Development is currently under review and is expected to commence soon.