M.Sc. Carbon Capture & Storage

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP22500 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP10200 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Carbon Capture and Storage

Description

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Programme description

This is the only programme of its kind in the UK, giving you high-level skills and training across the rapidly developing area of carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Global energy demands are still rising, and fossil fuels remain central to meeting those demands in the medium term. CCS is a recognised solution to reducing CO2 emissions until fossil fuels are entirely replaced by renewable energy technologies.

With commercial trials under way, countries and industries are investing in this new technology. In the UK, all existing power stations must have a full-scale retrofit of CCS within five years of the technology being independently judged as technically and commercially proven.

This MSc draws on our world-class interdisciplinary academic research and the insights we have gained from projects involving our industrial stakeholders.

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Environment & Society Academy.

Career opportunities

Graduates can enter into all manner of jobs due to the transferable and highly desirable nature of the skills gained. However, typically our graduates pursue careers in business, industry, government and non-governmental organisations in the field of low-carbon energy production.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP22500 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP10200 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )

Carbon Capture and Storage (MSc) (Part-time):

  • EEA: £3,400
  • Non-EEA: £7,500
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Programme structure
The MSc has two semesters of lectures and practical classes, followed by a research dissertation of up to 15,000 words. The programme includes industry guest lectures as well as opportunities for fieldwork and industry site visits to a range of locations.
Designed for graduates of engineering or geoscience-related subjects, the programme provides high-level skills and training in the entire value chain of CCS, including combustion, transport, geoscience and legal aspects.
Compulsory courses:
  • Carbon Economics
  • Carbon Capture and Transport
  • Carbon Storage and Monitoring
  • Dissertation
Option courses:
In consultation with the Programme Director, you will choose from a range of option courses. We particularly recommend:
  • Fundamentals for Remote Sensing
  • Novel Strategies for Carbon Storage in Soil
  • Seismic Reflection Interpretation
  • Energy & Society
  • Geology for Earth Resources
  • Principles of Geographical Information Science
  • Spatial Modelling
  • Understanding Environment and Development
  • Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy
  • Climate Change and Corporate Strategy
  • Hydrocarbon Reservoir Quality
  • Introduction to Radar Remote Sensing
  • Political Ecology
  • Separation Processes For Carbon Capture
  • Technology and Innovation Management

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
7
CAE score
200(Grade A)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
100

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Requirements

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in an engineering or geosciences subject, for example geology, geochemistry, or geophysics.

English language requirements

All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:

  • an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration
  • https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa/knowledge-of-english
  • IELTS Academic: total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 67 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the "Enabling Skills" sections are not considered)
  • CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 169 in each module)
  • Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components

Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than two and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
Search all Pre-Masters

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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