Climate change scholars begin online studies
Students from countries at high risk from climate change have begun new charity funded scholarships at Edinburgh.
The inaugural cohort of Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Climate Change scholars are taking part in a ground-breaking distance learning programme.
The 20 students – from 12 nations including Ghana, Chile and Sierra Leone – are enrolled on the University’s online MSc in Carbon Management.
The programme – which is led by the School of GeoSciences – provides knowledge, skills and training in the business, economics, policy, and the science of carbon management.
I believe the MSc in Carbon Management offers the perfect platform for me to broaden my knowledge and acquire the necessary tools to effect positive, tangible change in not only my country, but the African continent as a whole.
Each scholarship covers the full fees for a Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Change Management.
For those studying towards the MSc in Carbon Management, the award covers the Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Change Management component of the programme.
This scholarship has given me the incredible opportunity to be part of an amazing group of people who, like me, are concerned for the welfare of the planet. I'm so grateful to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation for this!
The programme has won the PricewaterhouseCoopers award for Teaching Employable Skills.
It was also ranked in the top five sustainable development and environmental management Masters programmes in the UK by university ranking firm, Eduniversal.
The scholars bring a great depth of knowledge and expertise, spanning the areas of the world most at risk from climate change. Our online debates and discussions have already been so popular we have had to create additional sessions each week.
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