Liverpool John Moores University
Climate Change BSc (Hons)
Liverpool John Moores University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Climate Change is a pressing and challenging issue facing society. Rising temperatures and sea levels, near global retreat of glaciers, alterations to precipitation patterns and frequent extreme weather events, climate induced changes in biogeographical patterns and loss of biodiversity pose severe threats to contemporary and future societies. The introduction of this new BSc in Climate Change will allow students to investigate the issue using interdisciplinary skills.

  • The only BSc (Hons) Climate Change course available to study in the UK

  • Investigate climate change using interdisciplinary skills to tackle pressing issues

  • Taught by highly experienced, research-active staff

  • Focus on skill acquisition via practical workshops and field learning

  • Field trips included in the fees, currently to Iceland, the Lake District, Snowdonia, the Peak District and the North West coast*

  • Access to brand new, state-of-the-art computing facilities and analytical equipment

  • Excellent employment opportunities in areas such as: climate environmental management; consultancy; operational government authorities; engineering and surveying; civil service; and Geographical Information Systems

  • Options to undertake work placements of 4-6 weeks and/or 12 months

  • Options to study abroad for part of the degree with support from schemes such as the Go Global Fund and Erasmus+

  • International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more

Climate change is the most pressing issue facing today’s society and our ability to understand the causes, impacts and potential mitigation strategies is vital for future populations. It is also vital to increase our capacity to communicate this to the public. This programme has developed in direct response to this clear need for graduates with the knowledge and practical skills required to tackle climate change.

This course will provide a fully integrated study of climate change and climate science. It will cover the scientific, political, societal, economic aspects of the science, with full discussion of cutting-edge aspects of the subject. This will provide students with ample background and practical knowledge for understanding climate change. The course will deliver extensive practical experience using Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing technologies and field-based learning.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 24 graduates of Climate Change BSc (Hons) at Liverpool John Moores University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Climate Change.

Overall student satisfaction
93 /100
24 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Climate Change BSc (Hons) at Liverpool John Moores University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Climate Change BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19500 £19500 £23500
25-75 percentile range £18500 - £22000 £15000 - £24000 £19000 - £28500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Climate Change

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23987 £23559 £28948
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £27027 £18934 - £29359 £22317 - £36138

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Climate Change, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Climate Change BSc (Hons) at Liverpool John Moores University

25% Business and public service associate professionals
20% Administrative occupations
15% Sales occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Customer service occupations
5% Engineering professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations

​Teaching will include classroom, laboratory and field-based learning. A fully hands-on approach is taken, with emphasis on the development of practical skills across a wide range of subjects alongside substantial knowledge development. GIS and development of computer literacy is an important component.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Subject specific requirements: C or above in Geography or related science at A Level Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications. Must be in relevant subject area. An Overall Merit is required.

Applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English Are functional skills acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Climate Change, BSc (Hons).


Tuition Fees Climate Change BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £16100 year 1

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval. The above fees are for 2021/22. Fees for 2022/23 are to be provided.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Liverpool John Moores University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Liverpool John Moores University in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #46 
    • #59 
    Geography & Environmental Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #59 
    • #501 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

See all university rankings of Liverpool John Moores University

What students say about studying Climate Change in the UK?

  • Yale Climate Change and Health Certificate Student Experience
  • Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye | National Geographic

About Liverpool John Moores University

Established in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) offers students a wide range of resources, such as international student and career support, and state-of-the-art facilities. Some examples of their exceptional facilities include Festo Automation Training Rigs, Tektronix Oscilloscopes, and sophisticated Engineering labs and Maritime simulators. The campus is located just a short 10-minute walk from Liverpool’s City Centre, giving learners the chance to experience the city in their free time.

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Where is this programme taught

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