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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Climatology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The challenge of responding and adapting to climate change will drive trillions of dollars of new investment over the coming decades, with major changes required across the economy, in energy production and consumption, industry, buildings, transport, infrastructure, forests and agriculture. Delivering this investment will require greatly enhanced capacity in all aspects of carbon finance. In addition, following the Paris Agreement both developed and developing countries now have increased commitments for addressing climate change which is driving increased demand for skills and knowledge in carbon and climate finance.

This programme is the world's first MSc in Carbon Finance, dedicated to professionals in the climate change investment field and focussed on the business opportunities and financial flows driven by society's response to climate change (carbon finance). The MSc in Carbon Finance will appeal to graduates with significant work experience in business, government or the NGO sector. Typically students will not have had an opportunity to specialise in climate change but will want to move into a career in climate change investment, carbon markets, consulting or carbon accounting.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the range of measurement, calculation, reporting and auditing - in short, accounting - requirements and challenges related to climate change and the policy responses to climate change. Students will come away from the course with the skills to both implement and critique carbon accounting methods. In addition to carbon accounting, the course will also explore broader aspects of environmental and natural capital accounting.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. An undergraduate degree in business, economics, engineering or a social or physical science is normally required.

Department profile

The University of Edinburgh Business School has a long and established tradition of research excellence, dating back to 1919, when we introduced the first Bachelors of Commerce 100 years ago. We’re committed to developing tomorrow’s business leaders, like any Business School. But what really drives us is helping you play to your strengths, add to them, and develop strong relationships that will open up the world to you. These relationships...more

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