The ANU Master of Climate Change program offers significant breadth and strength within the field through access to world-leading expertise in climate change science and policy, encompassing science, economics, law, policy and governance aspects of climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation. This means that students can develop a unique program of advanced learning suited to their individual interests and skills. The program covers core topics of climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, climate change economics and policy, and methodological approaches. Elective courses can be selected from a wide range of topics to suit their educational goals.

Course Fee:

Australian: $61,440
International: $87,360

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a GPA of 5.0/7.0 in cognate disciplines: Applied Economics, Climate, Development Studies, Economics, Economic Policy, Energy Change, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Forest Science and Management, Policy Studies, Resource and Environmental Management, Science Communication, Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Sustainability Science, and Sustainable Development.


96 units: coursework with an optional research project (Crawford School); or coursework and research (Fenner School). The program comprises a minimum of 3 compulsory courses in core topic areas covering climate impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation, climate change economics and policy, and methodological approaches; elective courses can be selected from a wide range of topics to meet individual student needs and interests.

Subjects you can Study:

Climate change

Study Pathways:

Applicants with a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units of credit

Further information:

Students must discuss their proposed program with a Fenner School or Crawford School Convener, who will assist in developing the tailored program and must approve it. For more information please visit:

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Part time 4 years
Canberra No info Yes Full time 2 years
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