School of GeoSciences

Degree structure, teaching and assessment

Find out the compulsory and optional courses you may take and how you will be assessed during this programme.

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

The MSc in Carbon Management involves two semesters of lectures followed by an individual research project.

The curriculum consists of taught courses (September to April) worth a total of 120 credit points (including both compulsory and elective courses) followed by a period of individual dissertation project work (May to August) worth 60 credit points.

If you are a part-time student, you can discuss your individual programme of study with the Programme Director.

Compulsory Courses

This MSc has 5 compulsory courses. Compulsory courses may consist of a balance of lectures, skills development and seminars.

Optional Courses

In addition to the Compulsory Courses, you will select your remaining credits from a very broad range of elective courses across the School of GeoSciences and other Schools across the University.

Teaching and Assessment

MSc teaching is executed through a range of teaching and assessment modes.

Research dissertation

Your dissertation contributes one third of your marks for the programme.

Skills & training

This degree involves the development of key skills and relevant training.

Part time studies

Students can study this MSc part time across two or three years.