Carbon Management, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    19000
    Tuition (Year)
    13000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Online
The MSc in Carbon Management is a landmark collaboration between the world-renowned Schools of Geosciences, Economics and the Business School at the University of Edinburgh. It provides students with expertise, knowledge and skills in the business, economics and science of carbon management. MSc Carbon Management was recently ranked in the top 15 World’s Best Masters in Sustainable Development and Environmental Management (Eduniversal Masters Ranking 2013-14).
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Programme description

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Online learning

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.

Programme Structure

Programme structure

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.

Compulsory courses:

  • Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
  • Business and Climate Change
  • Carbon Economics
  • Climate Change Management
  • Applied Carbon Methods
  • Dissertation

In consultation with the Programme Director, you will choose from a range of option courses. We particularly recommend:

  • Global Strategic Management
  • Emission Reduction Project Development
  • Low Carbon Investment
  • Applications in Ecological Economics
  • Forests and Environment
  • Water Resource Management
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling
  • Energy & Society
  • Interrelationships in Food Systems
  • Novel Strategies for Carbon Storage in Soil
  • Marine Infrastructure and Environmental Change

If you are unable to commit to a full MSc at present, it is possible to study a Postgraduate Certificate by online distance learning:

  • //www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/degrees/index.php?r=site/view&id=899

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 36 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in either economics, management, social sciences, physical sciences, geology, geography, environmental sciences, astronomy, biology, health sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, physics, engineering, business administration, or accounting and finance.
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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 19000 International
  • GBP 13000 EU/EEA

Part-time 2 year

  • EEA: £6,500
  • NON-EEA : £9,500

Part-time 3 year

  • EEA:£4.335
  • NON-EEA: £6,335

3 year MSc Carbon Management (online)

  • £4,335
2 year MSc Carbon Management (online) accelerated programme
  • £6,500

3 Year PG Dip Carbon Management (online)

  • £4,335

Funding

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

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