Find out more about Climate Change Management and this unique online distance learning opportunity.
For those with a passion for tackling climate change and who require the flexibility of online learning.
The online PG Certificate in Climate Change Management is a ground-breaking development of the award-winning MSc in Carbon Management programme at the University of Edinburgh. Building on the proven success and expert content of the established residential programme, this new online programme provides high-level knowledge and skills in the science, business and policy of climate change management.
The programme is affiliated with the University's Global Environment & Society Academy (GESA).
The programme is designed for graduates who want an advanced academic qualification in tackling climate change management by business, industry, NGOs and government.The online delivery is formulated so as to allow study to be balanced alongside full-time employment and family commitments.
The PG Certificate is completed over a 10-month period starting in September each year and comprises 3 core courses addressing ‘carbon economics’, ‘climate change measurement’, and ‘energy & climate’.
The interdisciplinary nature of the programme provides a detailed understanding of the economics of climate change and a broad and integrated understanding of carbon footprinting, ecosystem valuation, energy systems and energy policy. The main programme aims are:
After completing your PgCert you have the option of continuing your studies with us. Complete our other PgCert Carbon Innovation programme and you'll have enough credits to graduate with a PgDip Carbon Management. You can even choose if you want to study one per year, or join our accelerated programme and complete them both in 12 months. Finally if you stay on a further extra year with us and take our Applied Carbon Methods and dissertation courses, you can graduate with our award-winning MSc Carbon Management. Of course you are very welcome to stay just for the year and complete your Postgraduate Certificate. Details on our additional programmes can be found in the related links below.
This Programme builds on the reputation of our Carbon Management MSc which attracts around 50 students each year, drawn from over 25 nations and with a wide range of backgrounds. What they share is a passion for using their expertise to tackle the challenges of global climate change.
Climate Change is firmly on the global agenda. Students with an understanding of the business, environmental and economic considerations of Climate Change are therefore in high demand by employers across and wide variety of sectors and industries.
The Carbon Management MSc has won the PricewaterhouseCoopers award for ‘Teaching Employable Skills’ and is ranked among the “Top 5 UK Sustainable Development and Environmental Management Masters” (Eduniversal).
As a student of one of our online learning programmes, you will:
The Institute for Academic Development offers a wide range of courses, workshops and learning resources to help students develop their skills. Examples of workshops include:
The Careers Service offers guidance and information to students and recent graduates of the University on a range of career development learning opportunities and builds relationships with employers and training organisations in order to market students and graduates.