New NTR Foundation Return-to-Work Scholarship for MSc in Climate Change

Dublin City University is delighted to announce the creation of a new NTR Foundation Return-to-Work Scholarship that will support an individual to complete DCU’s MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society, commencing in October 2020. The scholarship recipient will receive full fee support and a modest stipend to assist with educational expenses and living costs.

Unique in an Irish context, the MSc In Climate Change: Policy Media and Society was established by DCU in 2018 to provide a new generation of leaders with a thorough understanding of the climate regulatory landscape and the political, media and social environment within which change must be achieved.

The NTR Foundation is an independent philanthropic organisation founded by NTR plc, with a mission to address the challenges of climate change and resource sustainability. Through this scholarship, it hopes to provide an opportunity for an individual to undertake master’s study in this area, with a particular focus on those who have been on an extended career break and are looking to return to work. The scholarship is open to candidates who wish to complete the course over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time).

Candidates who are passionate about addressing climate change, and who meet the criteria outlined below, must apply before Monday, 28th September 2020.

Who can apply?
  • This scholarship is open to applicants, with at least 3 years of work experience, who are resident in Ireland and meet the minimum entry requirements.
  • Applications are particularly welcome from candidates, who have been on an extended career break and are looking to return to work, and believe that the MSc in Climate Change will help them achieve their individual career goals.
How do I apply?
  • All applicants should apply through by 28th September 2020. Search for course code DC669 for Full-Time and DC679 for Part-Time.
  • Provide Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation if applicable.
  • Provide a personal statement (1000 words) including: 1) Why you wish to study the programme; 2) What in your record and experience makes you suitable for the MSc programme; 3) The impact which you expect the MSc programme would have on your future careers; 4) Why you would like to be awarded the scholarship (you are encouraged to provide details on why you need the financial support).
  • Please also include your CV.
  • If applicable, provide evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements.
How will the selection process work?
  • The scholarship assessment panel will include the Programme Coordinator and up to two colleagues.
  • The programme application and personal statement will be used to select the scholarship recipient. (The scholarship assessment panel may decide to interview shortlisted candidates)

For informal enquiries, please contact Pat Brereton, Programme Coordinator, MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society, by emailing