Carbon management is now at the heart of tackling climate change and has rapidly become a central part of the global business environment. Edinburgh in particular has emerged as one of the most important global centres in this new discipline.
This innovative programme, taught by world-leading experts in key fields of climate change and carbon management, is for graduates who want an advanced academic qualification to launch careers in carbon and climate change management in business or government.
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Environment & Society Academy.
A key strength of our programme is the employability of our graduates.
The programme has won the PricewaterhouseCoopers award for ‘Teaching Employable Skills’ as well as providing the opportunity to conduct business carbon audits, work on placements with major industry groups such as the 2020 Climate Group, and conduct dissertation research as part of work-based projects with a wide range of external collaborators.
Our graduates are enjoying roles ranging from government advisers and NGO researchers to renewable energy project developers and commercial carbon management consultants.
We also deliver the course by means of 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.
This MSc programme consists of two semesters of taught courses. Each course consists of a balance of lectures, seminars, workshops and visits. Students will then undertake individual dissertation project work.
In consultation with the Programme Director, you will choose from a range of option courses. We particularly recommend:
If you are unable to commit to a full MSc at present, it is possible to study a Postgraduate Certificate by online distance learning:
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All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:
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.
Part-time 2 year
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3 year MSc Carbon Management (online)
3 Year PG Dip Carbon Management (online)
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