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.
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.
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 typically will be*:
•Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
•Business and Climate Change
•Climate Change Management
•Applied Carbon Methods
In consultation with the Programme Director, you will choose from a range of option courses*. We particularly recommend:
• Applications in Ecological Economics
• Corporate Responsibility & Governance in a Global Context
• Emission Reduction Project Development
• Energy & Society
• Forests and Environment
• Global Strategic Management: Issues and Perspectives
• International Climate Change Law
• Innovation in Sustainable Development
• Low Carbon Investment
• Management of R&D and Product Innovation
• Marine Infrastructure and Environmental Change
• Novel Strategies for Carbon Storage in Soil
• Waste Reductoin and Recycling
• Water Resource Management
*Please note all courses are offered subject to timetabling and availability and are subject to change each year.
If you are unable to commit to a full MSc at present, it is possible to study a Postgraduate Certificate by online distance learning
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.
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A UK 2:1 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.