Climate Change Management
Master's degree programme
The world is facing difficult climate challenges, with more extreme weather, floods and rock or snow avalanches. The Master in Climate Change Management gives you sought-after and interdisciplinary competence in how we can achieve a sustainable transition and greener behaviour.
Information regarding current government proposal for tuition fees
The Norwegian Government has proposed the introduction of tuition fees for students from countries outside the EU/EEA/EFTA, beginning from fall 2023. We do not know if the parliament will accept the proposal, but applicants should be prepared that the decision can affect tuition fees from the fall 2023. A decision is expected soon. For the time being there are no tuition fees at HVL, and prospective students are advised to apply in the regular manner, which means you do not need to show financial ability in order to apply. Take note that you must document that you are able to cover your living costs during the study period if you are to apply for a study permit to Norway.
Why study Climate Change Management?
With its proximity to fjords, mountains and glaciers, as well as avalanche and flood-exposed terrain, Sogndal is the perfect laboratory for studying climate change.
In Sogndal you will have close interaction with an internationally oriented research environment that has broad competence in climate, nature, and sustainability.
We look at climate challenges and climate adaptation through a holistic lens, where both natural science and social science perspectives are emphasized. In your master's thesis, you can specialize in a topic you are particularly interested in.
You will learn about
- climate change, and how it affects society and ecosystems
- social change, climate policy, consumer behaviour and circular economy
- climate models and climate projections to analyse and assess future scenarios
- restructuring of energy production, energy consumption and the energy system in a climate-friendly direction
- spatial planning considerations for avalanches and floods, among other things
The language of instruction is English.
What kind of jobs are you prepared for?
- Planner in the public sector (within municipality, region, road administration and directorates)
- Environmental, climate and energy advisor in the private sector, public sector or in other organisations
- Research and teaching
Examples of job responsibilities:
- Development of strategies and measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases
- Planning which areas can be used for roads, railways and housing
- Advice on how areas can be designed to avoid the harmful effects of floods, landslides and other climate-related events.
- Research and development activities aimed at climate solutions
You can apply for exchange in the second semester.
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