Master Interdisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change

Master
2nd level vocational master
A.Y. 2019/2020
Study area
Social Sciences and Law
2nd level vocational master
60
ECTS
1
Years
04-09-2020 - 23-04-2021
Dipartimento di Scienze e Politiche Ambientali
English
Master Coordinator
The Master's programme in Interdisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change (IACC) is intended for graduates in the humanities and technical subjects. Taught entirely in English, it is an advanced programme on climate change, delivered by the University of Milan with the academic support of foreign universities and international research centres, including the African Procurement Law Unit of Stellenbosch University, South Africa; the Centro Studi Americani; the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment; the Istituto Affari Internazionali; the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy of the University of Pennsylvania and Seattle University.
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.
Il corso si rivolge ai possessori di laurea magistrale e laura magistrale a ciclo unico ex D.M. 270/2004.
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.
The programme specifically targets the following professional roles:
- 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;
- researcher.
Dipartimento di Scienze e Politiche Ambientali

Courses list

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Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Climate change and consumer behavior 3 25 English
Climate change policies: carbon taxation, emission trading systems and climate derivatives 3 25 English
Climate change, agriculture and food security 3 25 English
Climate change, land use and resilient cities
5 50 English
Economic approaches to climate change and impacts 3 25 English
Energy systems, climate mitigation and geoengeneering
3 30 English
Environmental and landscape geology 4 40 English
Environmental justice/Climate change and environmental litigation 7 70 English
Human rights and climate change 2 20 English
Humanitarian and development aid for climate change
2 20 English
Introduction to climate change challenges 2 20 English
Policies and regulation
7 70 English
Public private partnership
2 20 English
SDG's indicators and measurement
1 10 English
The future of monetary and fiscal policy within climate change risk
1 10 English
The role of multilateral development banks in shaping climate change reforms
3 30 English
Urban commons
1 10 English

Enrollment

Places available: 25
Call for applications: how to do
Application period: from 12-17-2019 to 05-29-2020
Please note:
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.