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Carbon Management (MSc)


Course Description

Programme description

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.

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 typically will be*:
•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:

• 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

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.

Student experience

Would you like to know what it’s really like to study at the School of GeoSciences?

Visit our student experience blog where you can find articles, advice, videos and ask current students your questions.

https://edingeoscistudents.wordpress.com/

Visit the Carbon Management (MSc) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Head of School Scholarship - GeoSciences - 5 Awards

Three scholarships worth £5,000 towards tuition fees are available to applicants of any nationality. A further two awards covering full tuition fees are available to applicants who are liable for the overseas rate of fee.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000

Eligibility

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the international equivalent of a UK 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level. Applicants who have already commenced their programme of study on the closing date are not eligible for this scholarship.Applicants intending to study part-time or online distance learning courses are not eligible for this scholarship.

Application Procedure

Please see our website for instructions on how to apply.

Further Information

http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/postgraduate/international/science-engineering/head-of-school-scholarships-geosciences


(Scholarship)

Highly Skilled Workforce Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

The scholarships will cover the UK/EU tuition fee for eligible programmes.

Value of Scholarship(s)

The scholarships will cover the UK/EU tuition fee

Eligibility

Scholarships are available to UK nationals who are permanently domiciled in Scotland, as well as EU nationals (excluding UK nationals) domiciled in the EU or Scotland but not elsewhere in UK. Applicants must be accepted on an eligible full-time or part-time Master’s degree programme beginning in the 2017-2018 academic session. Scholarships cover the full UK/EU rate of fee for the duration of the programme.The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the benefits to the student. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain the international equivalent of a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level.

Application Procedure

Eligible applicants should complete an online application
This scholarship has two rounds of applications. The first round will close on 2 May 2017; the second on 30 June 2017.Please note you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.

Further Information

http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/postgraduate/uk-eu/university-scholarships/sfc-hsw


(Scholarship)

Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

The Green Challenge Scholarship is a competition for prospective and current students wishing to pursue a postgraduate degree with the view that it will help lead to the development of a ‘green themed’ business concept.The competition is a unique funding opportunity offering students the chance to win a scholarship that will help to develop knowledge related to their idea of up to £20,000 to cover their postgraduate degree tuition fees.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £20,00 to cover postgraduate degree tuition fees

Eligibility

Please see website for full eligibility details.

Application Procedure

The competition is open now and the Deadline for submitting stage 1 is 5pm on Monday 27 March 2017. For further details, please visit the website.

Further Information

http://www.postcodeearthtrust.org.uk/scholarship



Entry Requirements

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.

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