Master of Climate Science

  • CRICOS code: 106786B

Where will this take me?


You’ll have the skills to work in the growing fields of climate risk and environmental consulting so you can become a working climate scientist, or combine your learnings to apply climate knowledge to a broad range of occupations. Work in areas relevant to climate science and a changing climate can be diverse, including:

  • Energy: engineering, urban design and manufacturing can help companies adapt, cities to expand and people to live in sustainable ways.
  • Economics: including financial risk measurements and business management to help companies adapt.
  • Finance: banking, insurance, actuarial management are all related to developing adaptable technologies and sustainable cities.
  • Government: policy and priorities are going to be a defining factor in our ability to adapt and battle climate change.
  • Transport: help people participate in a society that values our climate and is accessible.
  • Research: we need to understand how we got here and research what we can do about our climate future.

Your future job title could include:

  • Climatologist
  • Climate Scientist
  • Climate Policy Analyst
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Resource Manager

The Master of Climate Science and the University of Melbourne are connected with organisations such as:

  • The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)

If you’re looking for experience with research, you’ll be able to connect with research projects like:

  • Developing the primary greenhouse gas emissions scenarios for global climate predictions
  • Forming Australian and localised climate projections
  • Understanding climate extremes in a warming world.