School of GeoSciences

What is Carbon Management?

Find out more about Carbon Management and this unique online distance learning opportunity.

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For those with a passion for tackling climate change and who require the flexibility of online learning. 

What is Carbon Management?

The online MSc in Carbon Management is a ground-breaking development of the award-winning campus-based 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, skills and training in the business, economics and science of carbon management.

The programme is designed for graduates who want an advanced academic qualification in tackling climate change in 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.

The programme is affiliated with the University’s Global Environment & Society Academy (GESA).

Why study Carbon Management online at Edinburgh University?

A strong reputation

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.

Carbon Management is a truly international MSc as it boasts 400 Alumni in over 60 nations.

It’s relevant now

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.

It’s employable with graduates in demand

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).

Our programme is listed in a top 10 energy and natural resources programmes:

Benefits of learning online

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

Institute for Academic Development

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:

  • essay writing
  • preparing for exams
  • research skills

Careers service and opportunities

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.

Online learning support

Flexible study options

You can complete your MSc Carbon Management part-time in 24 (accelerated programme) or 36 months. Our Masters consists of Postgraduate Certificates in Climate Change Management and Carbon Innovation, as well as a course on Applied Carbon Methods and a dissertation. If you are not sure if you can commit to the full 36 months, you can graduate after 12 months with one of our Postgraduate Certificates. See our related links below for more details on these programmes.

Student Experience

Student Experience