M.Sc. Integrated Climate System Sciences
Study in Hamburg and enjoy access to Germany's hub for Climate research
What is ICSS?
The M.Sc. program in Integrated Climate System Sciences (ICSS) is a study program that teaches across all subjects involved in climate research in order to provide a holistic picture of the climate system. With this interdisciplinary approach you will understand the processes of climate variability and climate change, as well as how a society's response can affect them.
Because of the pressure to adapt to climate change, there is an increasing demand for interdisciplinary scientists and climate experts. Our interdisciplinary claim challenges the traditional subject-related teaching. The M.Sc. ICSS has developed special interdisciplinary courses and enables study projects, theses and mentoring in a cross-curricular and research-oriented context.
This approach and the imparting of interdisciplinary competences are some of SICSS' M.Sc. ICSS' unique characteristics. The location in Hamburg with access to Germany's hub for Climate research offers ideal study conditions. In addition to this, students also enjoy the opportunity to spend time abroad in one of our partner programs in Utrecht (Netherlands) or Hohenheim (Stuttgart, Germany) in their third semester.
Have a look at what our students say about studying Climate Science at a German university and the main three study tracks of M.Sc. ICSS and its interdisciplinary courses below!
The Master of Science program in Integrated Climate System Sciences offers three study tracks:
- Physics of the Climate System
- Biogeochemistry of the Climate System
- Climate-Related Economics and Social Sciences
Students study all three tracks during the first semester. After the second semester, you can give your personal curriculum either an in-depth focus on one of the three tracks or an interdisciplinary approach whereby you combine various courses from the three tracks. Below, you can find in-depth information about each track, as well as interdisciplinary courses.