Don’t just study climate change. Shape it.
Shrinking glaciers. Ice shelf collapses. Raging wildfires. Failing crops. Land turning to dust. Catastrophic deluges. Bleached coral reefs. Rising seas.
Climate change has become one of the issues of our time, and the demand for skilled environmental science graduates is high.
At Macquarie, our pioneering interdisciplinary first-class research has placed us at the forefront of environmental research, both in Australia and internationally.
By the end of 2014, Macquarie’s environmental research was outperforming research produced by Stanford, NASA and the Smithsonian Institute, as well as Ivy League universities such as Brown, Harvard and Yale.
Our pioneering approach
At Macquarie you’ll learn from some of the world’s leading experts about the causes of the changes we’re witnessing and the consequences on our social, environmental, political, health, security and economic frameworks.
As the home to the Biodiversity Node of the NSW Adaptation Research Hub, Macquarie is helping to shape government climate policy. Species threatened by climate change will need safe havens to survive, and our experts work with the Office of Environment and Heritage to identify those refuges.
Get hands-on experience
As part of your degree you can study climate change and its effects on ecosystems through an internship at a marine sanctuary, or even join a research trip on CSIRO’s RV Investigator to the Antarctic. You can apply that knowledge further with our PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program and help make communities at the climate change coalface more resilient and more adaptable in the face of uncertainty.
By studying climate change, you'll gain the skills to make practical and positive changes, building a satisfying career for yourself and a better future for those who need it most.
Start seeing the world in a different light – and you just might change it.
Study climate change through the lens of the following courses.