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Carbon Management (Online Learning) MSc

Carbon Management (Online Learning) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Management Climatology Global Warming

Course type


Course Summary

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 are unable to break from work and family commitments to study full-time in Edinburgh, but who still want an advanced academic qualification in tackling climate change in business, industry, NGOs and government. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme provides a detailed understanding of climate science and economics, and a broad and integrated understanding of carbon management. The innovative online delivery allows students to balance studies with work and family commitments while still benefiting from lots of interaction and engagement with staff and peers around the world.

Our existing MSc Carbon Management boasts excellent relationships with relevant employers, as well as a great alumni network covering more than 25 nations and providing unrivalled opportunities to link up on research projects and find new positions in the field of carbon management. The main employment sectors for our graduates are those of climate change consultancy, renewable energy and carbon management project development, and government and NGO climate change advisors. Several of our graduates are also now studying for climate change-focused PhDs.

Different course options

Online | The University of Edinburgh | 2 years | SEP

Study mode



2 years

Start date



This course examines various energy related issues from a scientific, economic, social and political point of view. This course will investigate the benefits and downfalls of various energy sources including traditional fossil fuels, unconventional fossil sources, renewable energy, biomass, biofuel and nuclear energy. It will also cover the topics of energy security, social perceptions, energy policy and energy as a geopolitical tool.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in any subject. We will also take any professional experience into account.