Climate Change

Master (2 years) of Science in Climate Change, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus North Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Climate Change, Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation (CCIMA) is a 2-year interdisciplinary MSc programme, combining natural and social science approaches to the study of climate change, its causes and effects, how we can deal with it and adapt to it.

As a CCIMA student you will acquire knowledge and competences originating in a variety of scientific disciplines, from geophysics to anthropology, and learn how to combine these.

With an MSc in CCIMA you will be equipped to take up job functions associated with local, national and international efforts to deal with climate change, one of the currently greatest  challenges to modern society.

The two-year programme in Climate Change, Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation draws on staff from a range of internationally leading research groups and centres at University of Copenhagen.

Read about the structure of the programme

Career Opportunities  

Broad-based expertise on climate change is in high demand, and CCIMA offers a wide range of career opportunities:
  • In governmental agencies and municipalities which develop plans for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • In consultancy companies carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment, develop, implement or monitor climate change mitigation and adaptation projects.
  • In climate change research, teaching and information dissemination.
  • In industry, developing environmental and energy technologies.
  • In NGOs and international organisations (incl. the UN) involved in climate change impacts assessment, mitigation and adaptation.


Admission to the CCIMA programme requires a BSc degree from a recognised university in one of the subjects carrying significant weight in the CCIMA programme, i.e. the natural, environmental and agricultural science subjects. The Faculty will carry out the specific academic assessment of equivalence. Read more about the specific admission requirements.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of University of Copenhagen.

Please contact Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen by mail  to find out if the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements.

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

To find out how and when to apply go to this page. Application takes place via an online application portal.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EEA, or Switzerland.  

Further Information

Read more about studying for an MSc in Climate Change and student life at Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen 

Watch a video about studying Climate Change at University of Copenhagen.

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Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

North Campus


North Campus

With the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) as the next door neighbour, the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are very well placed in the North Campus. North Campus is an ideal setting for interdisciplinary reseach fields. Massive investments in research infrastructure, including the construction of the Niels Bohr Building and the Maersk Building,  are currently being made to develop the area around the North Campus into Copenhagen Science City. North Campus is very centrally located and transport links are excellent. Many students and teacher  also use their bike, and biking in Copenhagen is easy and convenient.
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