M.Sc. On Campus

Carbon Management

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
29900 GBP/year
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With the MSc in Carbon Management at The University of Edinburgh, you will have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to engage critically with climate change debates and challenges for an equitable transition toward a resilient, low-carbon future.


This interdisciplinary MSc in Carbon Management at The University of Edinburgh is fast-paced and dynamic. Your studies will draw widely on the latest research in the climate change field, plus case studies from Scotland and worldwide.

Industry experts, including alumni of the programme, also contribute to the discussions and provide guest lectures.

Throughout this interactive degree, you are encouraged to dive in and join the conversation, participate in group activities, and offer your critical analysis of the topics. Together, we work to create a culture of positivity in how we think about and act towards the global climate crisis challenge.

Career opportunities

A key strength of the MSc Carbon Management is the employability of our graduates.

The MSc aims to provide businesses, industry, academia and governments with an annual cohort of graduates with 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. Although there is not a 'typical' job our graduates go on to do, 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.

Programme Structure

This MSc programme comprises:

  • compulsory and option courses
  • dissertation

You will be taught various topics and themes across the required courses, including climate science, climate change risk, mitigation and adaptation, economics, policy, business, and climate justice.

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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are 3 application rounds.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as environmental sciences, management, social sciences, energy, sustainability, earth sciences, physical sciences, geology, geography, economics, biology, health sciences, engineering, business administration, or finance.
  • We may also consider degrees in other disciplines if you can demonstrate how it is relevant to the programme, or if you have relevant work experience in a related field.
  • We may also consider a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, if you have substantial, related professional experience.
  • Please provide information on any relevant experience in your personal statement when you apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Home fees have still to be agreed

Part-time fees 2 years / year 

    • International/EU: £14,950

Part-time fees 3 years / year 

    • International/EU: £9,970

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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