Master Interdisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change
The programme will cover ethical, legal, economic, scientific, technical and architectural issues, as well as practical areas, including proposed solutions to climate change.
Under the programme, professionals, researchers and young graduates will train to become experts in climate change, and use these skills flexibly and innovatively in their respective fields.
As an international and interdisciplinary programme, it was designed to allow working students to attend. Therefore, frontal lectures will be held mostly on Friday afternoons and Saturdays, and some modules will be taught online. Furthermore, the programme will run from April to December, thus enabling students to complete their training in a limited time period, with a significant competitive advantage.
Internships in private and public entities, totalling 150 hours, can be undertaken in parallel to classes.
Each student will be supported by the teaching staff in the preparation of a theoretical and practical final paper, which will be discussed before the international board.
The programme will run at the University of Milan (InfoJure room) on via Festa del Perdono 7, 20122 Milan, from 3 April to 23 December 2020.
It includes frontal teaching activities for a total of 500 hours. Frontal lectures are structured as follows:
- Introduction to climate change challenges;
- Policies and regulation;
- Environmental Justice;
- Climate change and environmental litigation;
- Human rights and climate change;
- Environmental and landscape geology;
- Economic approaches to climate change and impacts;
- Climate change policies: carbon taxation, emission trading systems and climate derivatives;
- Climate change, agriculture and food security;
- Climate change and consumer behaviour;
- Climate change, land use and resilient cities;
- Energy systems, climate mitigation and geoengineering;
- Public private partnerships;
- The future of monetary and fiscal policy under climate change risk;
- Urban commons;
- The role of multilateral development banks in shaping climate change reforms;
- Humanitarian and development aid for climate change;
- SDG's indicators and measurement.
An internship period of 150 hours will follow.
During the programme, students will be assessed through written tests / exams.
The final exam consists in the preparation and discussion of a written paper based on theoretical and practical research carried out during the programme.
Students will not be awarded marks for interim or final exams, but a pass or fail; in the case of a 'fail' outcome, the exam shall be repeated.
The Master's qualification is worth 60 university credits (CFU).
Those admitted to the programme shall pay an enrolment fee of 6,000.00 (including insurance coverage).
The enrolment fee shall be paid in two instalments:
· First instalment, amounting to 1,516.00, to be paid by the enrolment date;
· Second and final instalment, amounting to 4,500.00, to be paid by 31 July 2020.
The first instalment includes stamp duty.
Possono inoltre presentare domanda di ammissione anche i laureandi nelle medesime discipline purché conseguano il diploma di laurea entro la data di inizio del corso e comunque non oltre tre mesi dalla data di avvio dello stesso. In tal caso, la partecipazione al corso verrà disposta "con riserva" e il candidato sarà tenuto ad autocertificare, a pena di decadenza, il possesso della laurea entro trenta giorni dalla data di conseguimento.
La selezione per l'ammissione al corso avverrà attraverso una prova scritta che consisterà in domande aperte in lingua inglese su tematiche generali attinenti alle materie oggetto del master, nonché sulla base della valutazione del curriculum vitae et studiorum.
- resilience consultant;
- sustainability, inclusion, diversity and equality manager;
- HSE manager;
- circular economy consultant;
- food and agricultural policies advisor;
- corporate governance and sustainability specialist;
- renewable energy strategist;
- energy & trading manager;
- environment and climate change specialist;
- sustainable urban planner, engineer or architect;
- environmental litigator;
Places available: 25
Call for applications
Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.
Application for admission: from 17/12/2019 to 29/05/2020
Application for matriculation: from 02/07/2020 to 27/07/2020
Dear candidate participants to the Master in Interdisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change, due to the current situation, we are reprogramming the selection, beginning and end date for the master, in order to allow the ordinary development of the course. We'd ask you to monitor the UNIMI's website and the social media of the Department of Environmental Science and Policies for updates.