Carbon Management (Online Distance Learning), M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    6900
    Tuition (Year)
    6900
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
The onlineMScin Carbon Management is a ground-breaking development of the award-winning campus-based MSc in Carbon Management programme at the University of Edinburgh.

About

The online MSc in Carbon Management is a ground-breaking development of the award-winning campus-based MSc in Carbon Management programme at the University of Edinburgh.

Building on the proven success and expert content of the established residential programme, this new online programme provides high-level knowledge, skills and training in the business, economics and science of carbon management.

The programme is designed for graduates who want an advanced academic qualification in tackling climate change management by business, industry, NGOs and government.

The interdisciplinary nature of the programme provides a detailed understanding of climate science and economics, and a broad and integrated understanding of carbon management. Students can devise study programmes suited to their own personal interests and career goals through their choice of individual research projects.

Online learning

The online delivery allows study to be balanced alongside full-time employment and family commitments. A blend of interactive content, videos, virtual case studies and online discussions enables students to explore the science and business responses to climate change.

Career opportunities

Our existing MSc Carbon Management boasts excellent relationships with relevant employers, as well as a great alumni network covering more than 25 nations and providing unrivalled opportunities to link up on research projects and find new positions in the field of carbon management.

The main employment sectors for our graduates are those of climate change consultancy, renewable energy and carbon management project development, and government and NGO climate change advisors. Several of our graduates are also now studying for climate change-focused PhDs.

Programme Structure

Programme structure

The MSc is completed on a part-time basis over a period of 36 months, starting in September each year. There is also a 24 month accelerated learning option.

The MSc comprises seven core courses and a dissertation, and is organised into three sections:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Change Management (60 credits, 3 courses)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Carbon Innovation (60 credits, 3 courses)
  • Applied Carbon Methods (60 credits, 1 course and dissertation)
  • The first two sections can be taken as standalone qualifications. If both are successfully completed then the student will be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma in Carbon Management.

    In order to achieve the full MSc in Carbon Management, the first two Certificates must be successfully completed before the third can be taken. This is because the core courses taught in these Certificates provide the foundation knowledge required to carry out the research element on the programme.

    Each of the Certificates are part-time one-year courses, with one course each semester.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Study intensity Part-time
      • Duration part-time 24 months
      • Part-time variant
        Flexible
    • Credits
      180 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      Online
      • Attendance
        No Attendance
      • Student interaction
        Online group works/assignments

    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 C): 185

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      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

    A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in any subject. We will also take any professional experience into account.

    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
    • IELTSAcademic: 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)
    • CAEandCPE: total 185 (at least 169 in each module)
    • TrinityISE:ISEIII 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.

    Getting a Student Visa

    This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.

    Tuition Fee Per Year

    • GBP 6900 International
    • GBP 6900 EU/EEA
    • 3 year MSc Carbon Management (online): 4600

    Funding

    Scholarships:
    The following opportunities may be available to students applying to MSc Carbon Management:
    • Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Masters Scholarship
    • Search for funding here:
    • Online Distance Learning Scholarships
    • Postgraduate Funding search
    • GeoSciences Scholarship Website

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