The University of Melbourne

Master of Climate Science

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

Climate change is going to affect every industry, so understanding how the climate system works and why it is changing can help you be a part of shaping how our cities, workplaces and lifestyles can adapt.Whether you want to be a part of the latest industry endeavours or research the next scientific breakthrough, you’ll have the skills to make a difference. You’ll have the opportunity to work with top climate scientists and work on research projects or industry placements.With a flexible approach to choosing your subjects, you can focus on climate policy or deepen your knowledge of physical climate science. Combine your background in science with an opportunity to work with and learn from top climate scientists, including lead authors from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).


The Master of Climate Science is a 200-point program made up of:25 points of foundational core subjects (level 3);75 points discipline core;75 points discipline electives;25 points professional skills.

Standard entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering, environmental science or an equivalent qualification with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65 per cent, andUndergraduate mathematics equivalent to Calculus 1 (Calculus 2 may be necessary for some electives).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $71,504
International: $98,203
  • Full-time : 2 years

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