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How can we Ensure that Temperatures do not Rise About 1.5C? - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Thursday, August 01, 2019
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

About the project
In October 2018, the IPCC delivered a report which concluded that we have 12 years to prevent global mean temperatures rising above 1.5C relative to pre-industrial times. Failing to do so will result in catastrophic loss of animal and plant life, and put humans living in vulnerable areas at substantial risk. And yet, responding to this urgent call seems daunting - how can we, as a global community, implement the wide-scale systems changes required?

Why choose this opportunity?
You will have the opportunity to explore one of the most urgent global problems facing humanity today. In addition, your research will be policy-relevant, and might open up opportunities for public engagement and/or engagement with policymakers.

About you
An interest in addressing climate change! Policy analysis skills would be helpful.

About the programme
The Cabot Institute Masters by Research is a unique opportunity to work with a leading supervisor to deliver a one-year research project that you are passionate about. The programme will bring together exceptional students from all backgrounds with a common mission – protecting the planet and securing our future. As well as learning from your supervisor, you will learn from your fellow students; coming together to share your ideas and developing your problem-solving skills as part of an interdisciplinary team over the year. As well as being hosted within the Cabot Institute you will have a direct relationship within the relevant School for your research area, allowing you to fully take advantage of a wide-ranging research community.
Alongside your research project, you will benefit from a unique personal development and transferable skills training schedule. These unaccredited, optional events will give you the opportunity to come together with your peers to improve your research skills and develop an innovative approach to the global challenges we face today. You will also be encouraged to propose your own interests for a seminar series, giving you a unique platform to mould your studies and get involved directly with the programme. The training schedule will focus on:
• Interdisciplinarity & Collaboration
• Innovation & Enterprise
• Making your research a success
• Research communications
• Ignite your interests (your chance to propose ideas for a seminar series)
You will also gain access to the Cabot Institute’s network of experts across academia, government, business and industry via networking events. These opportunities will not only support your research, but give you the edge in your future career, whatever that may be.



Funding Notes

Programme fees per year:

UK/EU Full time £6950, Part time £3560

Overseas Full time £21700, Part time £11100

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