Climate Change and Sustainability Wits' postgraduate studies tackles climate change through comprehensive courses that address issues affecting all industries.
Climate Change and Sustainability Wits' postgraduate studies tackles climate change through comprehensive courses that address issues affecting all industries.
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Solutions to Climate Change

 

Global climate change and global warming is becoming an ever pressing issue for scientists and conservation specialists. The long term alteration of earth's energy balance has far reaching consequences for the current and future sustainability of the planet. A recent UN report states that the climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. These and other statistics show that environmental issues will soon become the greatest challenge to basic human rights and survival by creating structural inequalities. Wits University is pioneering a variety of avenues to be at the forefront of tackling this threat. Our courses relating to conservation and environmental solutions provide graduates with expertise in addressing these issues and finding nuanced solutions. The following are some of the courses we offer that aim to produce quality postgraduates who will find solutions to the current crisis.

  


 

Interdisciplinary Global Change Studies

This MSc programme encourages shared understanding of different disciplinary conceptual frames for problem-solving.

Environmental and Energy Economics

This MCom programme is designed to provide an understanding of economics and policies associated with climate change and applied microeconomics in energy, environmental and natural resources.

Geography and Environmental Studies

This PhD offers advanced professional training in the fields of earth, atmospheric, hydro-environmental, global change and more.

Resource Conservation Biology

This MSc covers various aspects of resource conservation biology, including population ecology, population and species distribution modelling, conservation planning, and more.

Environmental Law

This programme is aimed at students interested in deeply interrogating the environmental aspect of Law, with capacity to undertake significant independent research.

Civil Engineering

This MSc course is offered in the fields of Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Project Management, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Water Engineering.