Carbon Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    19700
    Tuition (Year)
    19700
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The challenge of responding and adapting to climate change will drive trillions of dollars of new investment over the coming decades, with major changes required across the economy, in energy production and consumption, industry, buildings, transport, infrastructure, forests and agriculture. Delivering this investment will require greatly enhanced capacity in all aspects of carbon finance.
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  • Fees and funding

About

The challenge of responding and adapting to climate change will drive trillions of dollars of new investment over the coming decades, with major changes required across the economy, in energy production and consumption, industry, buildings, transport, infrastructure, forests and agriculture. Delivering this investment will require greatly enhanced capacity in all aspects of carbon finance.

A recent survey of international organisational leaders found that there is a severe current and projected future shortage of qualified carbon specialists in every major economy. New roles are emerging in banking, asset management, entrepreneurship, accountancy, consulting and regulation.

This programme is the world's first MSc in Carbon Finance, dedicated to professionals in the field of low carbon finance and investment, focussed on the business opportunities and financial flows driven by society's response to climate change.

The MSc in Carbon Finance is fundamentally interdisciplinary in nature, and therefore welcomes applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, typically including a first degree in business, economics, engineering or another social or physical science discipline. Typically students may have some work experience and will be wanting to move into a new career in carbon finance.

The University of Edinburgh Business School hosts the Centre for Business and Climate Change, a leading international centre for business and climate change education, research and public engagement.

Programme Structure

  • An overview of the MSc in Carbon Finance programme structure, including a downloadable structure diagram with core course information for the academic year.
  • The MSc in Carbon Finance runs for one calendar year, starting in mid-September. At the start of the programme, you undertake seven core courses, four in Semester 1 and three in Semester 2b, one of which is a group consulting project. These are the foundation upon which the whole MSc is built and ensures a common basis of knowledge across the different areas.
  • In Semester 2, you also begin to tailor your studies towards your career interests, through the selection of your option course.
  • Finally, your MSc dissertation brings all of the year's learning together in a piece of work unique to each student.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade A): 200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Official transcriptIf required, please provide a certified English translation.
  • Degree certificateIf required, please provide a certified English translation. This is not required for current students.
  • One academic or professional reference letterFor this programme, only one reference is required. It should be recent, dated, in English and on letterheaded paper. If submitted directly by the referee, it should be sent from the email address of the referee's institution.
  • English language qualificationThis is only required if English is not your first language, that is, you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country (see above).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 19700 International
  • GBP 19700 EU/EEA

Funding

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