A key strength of our programme is the employability of our graduates.The programme has won the PricewaterhouseCoopers award for ‘TeachingEmployable Skills’ as well as providing the opportunity to conduct business carbon audits, work on placements with major industry groups such asthe 2020 Climate Group, and conduct dissertation research as part ofwork-based projects with a wide range of external collaborators. Our graduates are enjoying roles ranging from government advisers and NGO researchers to renewable energy project developers and commercial carbon management consultants.
This programme is also available for part-time studying.
A key strength of the MSc Carbon Management is the employability of our graduates.
The primary aim of the MSc is to provide businesses, industry, academia and governments with an annual cohort of graduates who have the high-level knowledge necessary to help move the world towards a low-carbon future.
The programme combines the teaching of theory, academic knowledge and understanding with the development of applied and practical skills.
Our graduates have been successful in securing employment in the carbon and climate change sector around the world. Types of roles include:
- carbon management consultants to companies large and small
- renewable energy project developers
- central, regional and local government civil servants delivering a wide range of climate and decarbonisation policies
- climate policy advisors
- NGO climate policy researchers and executives
- climate change adaptation and mitigation specialists
- PhD researcher and subsequent academic career path
In addition, many alumni have gone on to create their own successful businesses and consultancies.
We have fantastic resources through Edinburgh Innovations to help you successfully nurture your entrepreneurial ideas and launch your own enterprise:
- Edinburgh Innovations
The MSc in Carbon Management has excellent relationships with relevant employers, as well as an exclusive alumni network on LinkedIn with over 300 members covering more than 30 nations.
This network provides you with unique opportunities to seek out advice from alumni, some of whom have over decades of experience in the job market.
This MSc programme comprises:
- compulsory and option courses
Throughout the programme, your teaching team will work with you to prepare for the dissertation project. This will be your opportunity to explore a topic of your choice in relation to climate change and carbon management.
You can even use the dissertation to explore your own business idea for tackling climate change through the business plan dissertation option.
We also work with our wide network to find opportunities for dissertation projects with external organisations, enhancing the real-world relevance of your degree.
You will experience a range of teaching styles while you are studying, depending on the subject matter and courses you are taking.
Courses can be delivered through a mix of teaching and learning styles including:
- short field trips
Please view each relevant course for teaching and assessment methods.
Changes to teaching and learning
We are committed to offering a high-quality education to all our students. Please be advised that there may be changes to course options and delivery, including due to Covid-19.
Changes to how we deliver teaching and learning experiences will be made to safeguard the health and safety of our students, staff and community, and to ensure we can maintain the highest standards for educational experience.
Although we endeavour to provide a wide range of optional courses to choose from, these can be subject to change or cancellation at short notice.
Places on optional courses can be limited, due to course capacity and timetabling constraints. It may not be possible to guarantee every offer holder their top choice of optional courses.