Climate Change

There is no Planet B. Learn how climate change is affecting our lives and how by studying at the University of Waikato, you can make a difference.
climate change

Why study Climate Change?

Climate change is the most pressing environmental issue facing humanity, affecting every facet of the world around us.

While climate change is an incredibly complex problem, the solution is very simple - we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. This requires a fundamental shift in the way we do business and go about our lives.

Our world-first Bachelor of Climate Change degree is a unique and flexible qualification, which will arm you with the knowledge and expertise to help solve this complex, global issue. We urgently need people from all walks of life who can contribute their expertise to develop effective climate change solutions that span its scientific, social, cultural, economic and political dimensions. This is a degree with a difference that will ensure you take up your place in the workforce as a climate-informed citizen.

For students wanting to enrol in one of our more traditional qualifications, you can also complete one or more elective papers in the area of climate change. A selection of these papers is given in the section below.

Career Opportunities

  • Anthropologist
  • Climate action specialist
  • Community educator
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Foreign Affairs Advisor
  • Policy Analyst
  • Politician
  • Planner
  • Sustainability advisor

Study Climate Change in these qualifications

Scholarships and prizes

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Climate Change papers