M.Sc. Carbon Capture & Storage

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP20550 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Developing the next generation of leaders who will implement the large-scale decarbonisation of the energy sector.

Description of Carbon Capture & Storage


This outstanding MSc programme is the first of its kind in the UK, providing you with high-level skills and training across the entire breadth of the rapidly developing area of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

As global energy demands are set to rise for the foreseeable future, fossil fuels will remain a central part of the way we generate energy. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has been increasingly recognised as a technology that can help us meet our rising energy demands while minimising the amount of climate changing CO we release into the atmosphere.

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


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

Tuition fee
  • GBP 20550 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 9300 Year (EEA)

Additional Programme Costs: £400

Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Programme structure

This MSc programme is made up 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.

Core courses*

  • Carbon Economics
  • Carbon Capture and Transport
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Carbon Storage and Monitoring
  • Dissertation

*Please note Geology for Earth Resources is compulsory if you do not have a degree in GeoScience.

Through consultation with your Programme Director you will also choose from a range of option courses.

Suggested option courses may include

  • Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy
  • Climate Change and Corporate Strategy
  • Energy & Society
  • Energy Policy and Politics
  • Fundamentals for Remote Sensing
  • Hydrocarbon Reservoir Quality
  • Introduction to Radar Remote Sensing
  • Novel Strategies for Carbon Storage in Soil
  • Political Ecology
  • Principles of Geographical Information Science
  • Seismic Reflection Interpretation
  • Separation Processes For Carbon Capture
  • Spatial Modelling
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Understanding Environment and Development

English Language Requirements

CAE score
200(Grade A)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Carbon Capture & Storage

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/country/introduction

English Language Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 (with no score lower than 6.0 in each section) TOEFL-iBT: Total 100 (with no score lower than 20 in each section)

A degree from an English speaking university may be accepted in some circumstances.

More information about other qualifications we accept is online: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/English

Work Experience for Carbon Capture & Storage

No work experience is required.

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