University of Edinburgh: Carbon Management

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of GeoSciences
Study type Taught


Are you ready to confront the challenges of global climate change?

The MSc in Carbon Management is an interdisciplinary programme which focuses on the response to the challenge of climate change and decarbonising the economy. Drawing upon business studies, climate science, economics and the social sciences, it is delivered by the School of GeoSciences and the Business School at the University of Edinburgh.

Carbon management is at the heart of tackling climate change and has rapidly become a central part of the global business environment. This Msc is intended for graduates who want an advanced academic qualification to launch careers in carbon and climate change management in business or government.

The programme creates a culture of positivity in how we think about, and act towards, the climate change challenge. It is designed to equip you with high-level knowledge and understanding of climate change economics, carbon policy, managing decarbonisation and adaptation, business and corporate strategy as well as the science of climate change. You will also develop the skills and know-how in using analytical methods in carbon economics and policy making.

You can devise your study based on your own personal interests and career goals through option courses and your selection of an individual research dissertation.

The city of Edinburgh has emerged as one of most important global centres in carbon management. Known as the ‘Carbon Glen’, Edinburgh is a dynamic hub for both business and research institutes encompassing renewable energy, energy informatics and smart grids, agriculture, forestry and land-use, carbon capture and storage and behavioural change.

The MSc programme is 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.

This programme is ideal for those who are passionate about climate change and want a career in which they become part of the solution to one of the world’s most complex and greatest challenges.


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