Carbon Management, M.Sc.

  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Carbon Managment programme at University of Edinburgh 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 course 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. The online delivery is formulated so as to allow study to be balanced alongside full-time employment and family commitments.

As a student of one of our online learning programmes, you will:

  • Have the flexibility to study when most convenient for you
  • Be able to study from anywhere with an internet connection
  • Have access to all University services and relevant academics
  • Become part of a rich and varied online community of people in your field
  • Learn the latest developments from people working at the leading edge in your field
  • Study for an internationally-recognised MSc
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Programme Structure

Teaching is executed through a range of unique online teaching and assessment modes all of which are designed to prepare the student for employment.

The programme is organised into three components certificates as follows, please note the first two can be taken as standalone qualifications in 12 months:

  • PG Certificate in Climate Change Management (60 credits, 3 courses)
  • PG Certificate in Carbon Innovation (60 credits, 3 courses)
  • Applied Carbon Methods (60 credits, 1 course and dissertation)
  • For more information please visit the programme website.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Study intensity Part-time
      • Duration part-time 24 months
      • Part-time variant
    • Credits
      180 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      • Attendance
        No Attendance
      • Student interaction
        Online group works/assignments
    • More information Go To The Course Website
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    Academic Requirements

    • A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in any subject
    • 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

    Tuition Fee Per Year

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


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

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