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Where can a degree in MSc Carbon Management take you?

A key strength of our programme is the employability of our graduates.

Our graduates have been very successful in securing employment in the carbon and climate change sector around the world. Types of roles include:

  • renewable energy project developers
  • commercial carbon management consultants to companies large and small
  • central, regional and local government civil servants delivering a wide range of climate and decarbonisation policies
  • climate policy advisors to parliaments,
  • NGO climate policy researchers and executives
  • PhD research and subsequent academic career path

Examples of the organisations our graduates have gained employment within include Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon Sense, Carbon Capture and Storage Association, Mott MacDonald, Costain, Arup, Wood Group, Forestry Department Malawi, The Carbon Trust, Deloitte, 2020 Climate Group, Japanese Ministry of Education, China Beijing Environmental Exchange, WindPower Nepal, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (UK), SEPA, Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Parliament.

The MSc in Carbon Management has excellent relationships with relevant employers, as well as an exclusive alumni network on LinkedIn with around 300 members covering more than 25 nations. This network provides you with unique opportunities to seek out advice from alumni, some of whom have over 10 years’ experience in the job market.

To create strong links between our graduates and prospective employers we:

  • Run a Topical Research Practitioner Mixer.
  • Invite stakeholders to participate in teaching on our field trips.
  • Biannual Carbon Management Alumni Conference.
  • Invite visiting speakers from business, government and NGOs throughout the year.

The MSc programme is also housed within the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) an award-winning contemporary study space that brings together experts in law, business, technology and policy making.