Climate change - the physical basis

“Immerse in the physical science of climate change”

  • Academic coordinator: Sara Vicca
  • Venue: UAntwerpen, Campus Middelheim
  • ​Lectures will be held on  Wednesdays from 1.30 p.m. to 8 p.m
  • Dates: 14/9, 21/9, 28/9, 5/10, 12/10, 19/10 + exam: 20/10
  • Tuition fee for this module: 750 euro (incl. VAT, course materials and catering during lectures)
  • When attending all lectures (attendance of at least 80% of classes) and successfully passing the exam, 6 credits will be awarded 
  • You will receive an exemption for this module if you decide to register for the whole postgraduate programme afterwards
  • Eligibility criteria: Applicants must have a university or college bachelor or master degree of at least three years of full-time study

​We are currently living in a time of rapid climate change. In-depth understanding of climate change is needed to inform the public and policy makers about its possible consequences.

In this module, you will be immersed in the physical science of climate change.

You will learn about past and present climate change and what to expect in future. Extreme weather events, for example, are already on the rise and this has consequences for many aspects of our society. Increases in wildfires and crop failures are just a few of these consequences that will be touched on. It will be made clear that urgent action is needed to reduce the risks of climate change and to better deal with the already unavoidable consequences.

Several lectures look into options for climate change mitigation and adaptation, with a strong focus on nature-based solutions.

At the end of this module, you will be able to understand key scientific principles about climate change and will have a broad idea of what is needed to limit climate change and reduce its impact.

Learn more about this module in this short video