Rapid anthropogenic climate change in an increasingly urbanised world urgently require new professionals with a scientific understanding of urban climate and ability to work within the planning system to manage and lead sustainable change.
Building on the success and lessons from MUrCS, the aim of the Master of Urban Climate and Sustainability1.5 (MUrCS1.5) is to produce high calibre graduates to understand, assess and manage climate resilience in cities to live within a 1.5oC warmer world. MUrCS1.5 will integrate three themes (science of nature-based solutions as the approach to mitigation, with circular economy as the driver for urban planning, with sustainability leadership as the management goal).
Students will choose one of these thematic areas as their main and another as their secondary specialism.
MUrCS1.5 will offer a two-year, 120 ECTS Master degree on the basis of a jointly developed curriculum by the Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), UK, LAB University of Applied Sciences (LAB), Finland, University of Huelva (UHU), Spain and University of Applied Sciences Dresden, Germany (HTWD).
It will lead to triple degrees – MSc in Sustainable Urban Environment (GCU), MEng Environmental Technology (Urban Sustainability) (LAB) and MSc Environmental Technology (UHU), fully nationally accredited, while steps will be taken to release the fourth degree (MEng in Environmental Engineering) (HTWD) during the preparatory period.MURCS_brochure_reduced