Master of Research in Science and Management of Climate Change  
2nd-level Master of Research

Call and programmes

The annual call for the a.y. 2024/2025 has been published and the english version will be available soon.

Application deadline July 15th 2024. For more information, scroll down to the section "How to enrol".

Contacts

Deputy Coordinator

Prof.ssa Enrica De Cian
 enrica.decian@unive.it

Information about didactic activities

 phd-climate-change@unive.it
tel. (+39) 041 234 8530

Information about enrolment procedures and internships

Educational programmes office, Department of Environmental Sciences Informatics and Statistics:
 segreteria.dais@unive.it
tel. (+39) 041 234 8565
Post-lauream office:
 postlauream@unive.it
tel. (+39) 041 234 8067

Presentation and Objectives

Climate change is one of the main challenges facing the planet's population. The World Economic Forum ranks climate change and the failure to implement effective policies among the top five economic risks for the business world. Its impacts are pervasive and deeply interrelated with all aspects of our society. Hence the need to prepare professional leaders with a high-level scientific profile thanks to the integration of the Master with the PhD Programme in Science and Management of Climate Change.

The Master of Research in Science and Management of Climate Change is a 1-year programme aimed at creating experts capable of managing the complex and multi-faceted dimensions of the grand challenges posed by climate risk by integrating the scientific and socio-economic aspects in a unique programme. It prepares experts with a broad and thorough scientific background in economics, climate science, valuation techniques, and with specific modeling skills. 

During this Master you will learn to understand and synthesize the biophysical and socio-economic nature of climate change, evaluate the socio-economic implications of climate change risks, and design innovative policy solutions and risk management strategies. You will acquire familiarity with a suite of methodological, analytical, statistical and modeling tools you will be able to apply in order to:

  • Explain the physical and economic nature of climate change and their uncertainty
  • Assess the socio-economic impacts of climate change, their costs and benefits
  • Estimate and manage climate change risk
  • Analyze, evaluate, and design innovative climate policy solutions
  • Assess the economic costs and benefits of mitigation and adaptation policies and projects
  • Conceive transformational pathways in the context of sustainable development
  • Synthesize and communicate the different dimensions of climate change and their uncertainties to different users

Language: English

Total places available: 15

Duration of programme: one year

Period: September 2024 - September 2025

Teaching method: classroom lectures

Location: Ca’ Foscari Challenge School - Venezia Marghera (VEGA Venice Scientific Technological Park - Porta dell'Innovazione Building) / San Giobbe Campus - Venice / Scientific Campus - via Torino, Mestre

Required prerequisites: INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS, E.T. Dowling, Schaum's Ed.
Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4 (functions) and Chapter 10, 11, 12 (linear algebra).
During the first class of mathematics, students will go through a test to check on their acquisition of the above mentioned contents.

Syllabus and learning activities

The Seventh edition of the Master 2024/2025 will have a curriculum articulated in 12 courses and 3 labs corresponding to a total of 66 credits (360 hours of lessons, lab activities with tools and software, design, and presentation of individual/group projects).

Edition 2024/2025 curriculum will be articulated into two streams:

  1. Climate Economics and Finance: CGE and IAM of Climate Change Impacts & Policies; Applied Environmental Economics and Policy Evaluation; Domestic and International Climate Policies; Climate Finance
  2. Climate Modelling and Impact Assessments: Chemodynamics, Climate change and Environmental quality; Climate Monitoring and Modelling; Risk Assessment and Decision Support System for Environmental Impacts of Climate Change; Climate Damage Modelling and Assessment

The first period includes a common curriculum and offers 6 basic courses, Foundations:
Mathematics, Statistics, Introduction to Programming and Machine learning, Earth System Dynamics, Environmental and Climate Economics, Climate of the Past.

Thanks to the Master’s inclusion in a network of many international organizations and local entities, students will have the opportunity to do their internships choosing among a wide range of institutes, organizations, national and international companies (a list is available upon request).

Partnership

Students attending the Master in Science and Management of Climate change are required to do a 250-hour internship. Below is a list of the institutes, organizations, companies, we have been collaborating with but each edition new opportunities arise.

CMCC Foundation
Ca’ Foscari Sustainable
Carbonsink the sustainable change
EDISON
Berlin Economics
Ènostra l'energia buona
Deloitte Climate & Sustainability s.r.l. Società Benefit
eAmbiente
Southpole
ETIFOR valuing nature
DNV
Cluster-ER Greentech
Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale
Climate Policy Initiative
PwC
Mundus maris
Fondazione Leone Moressa
Climate Service Center Germany
MAR Fund
Comune di Milano
GENERALI

JOBS IN TRANSITIONS virtual meetings are informal dialogues aimed at showing what are the jobs, professional figures and roles that are working on the ground to make the energy and the ecological transition a reality.

Jobs in transition #1: discussion with ènostra

Jobs in transition #2: discussion with the InterAmerican Development Bank and the World Bank

Jobs in transition #3: discussion with Carbonsink and Soutpole

How to enrol

The call for the Seventh Edition 2024-2025 is now open!

The online procedure involves two stages, each of which is obligatory in order to participate in the selection process. If you already have the login credentials for the reserved area (i.e. former Ca’ Foscari students), go directly to step 2:

  1. Registration on the university website (www.unive.it/registrazione), after which candidates are assigned an username and password to access the reserved area for the next phase of the application.
  2. Accessing the reserved area, fill in the application form and following the route https://esse3.unive.it, Menù > eng > Login

During the online procedure the candidate must attach the following documents in electronic format:

  • Self-certification confirming that you have the necessary qualification;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Valid ID document;
  • Any other documents that may be requested for admission to the chosen Master.

At the end of the online procedure, the candidate will receive an email confirming that the application has been submitted.

For information on enrolment procedures, please contact:
The Post-lauream office, e-mail:  postlauream@unive.it, tel: (+39) 041 234 8067
The Master Secretary, e-mail:  phd-climate-change@unive.it, tel: (+39) 041 234 8530

Scholarships and loans

Loans are available from the University's partner banks.

A full grant will be financed by the company Deloitte Climate & Sustainability s.r.l. Società Benefit; the student beneficiary must carry out the internship at the company.

Selection fee: € 36 (inclusive of €16 stamp duty)
The fee is non-refundable, to be paid by July 15 2024 when submitting the application of admission, through PagoPA. Failure to pay the contribution will result in the exclusion of the selection process and possible admission to the Master.

Enrolment fee and study support

The enrolment fee corresponds to € 6,000 (in two instalments).

Study grants are available covering the whole or part of the enrolment fee. Students can finance their course through facilitated loans [IT] granted by banking institutions affiliated with the University.

Last update: 11/06/2024