M.Sc. On Campus

Climate Change Finance and Investment

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
24000 GBP/year
20900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Climate Change Finance and Investment programme at The University of Edinburgh is designed to develop your understanding of how the challenges of climate change are driving trillions of dollars of new investment in a huge range of sectors, including energy production, and housing and infrastructure.


Delivering this investment will require professionals with a deep understanding of the mechanisms that will regulate new financial flows like:

  • renewable investment funds
  • international climate funds
  • carbon markets

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.

What will I learn?

Previously known as Carbon Finance but renamed to better reflect the content of the Climate Change Finance and Investment programme from The University of Edinburgh, this MSc is dedicated to developing professionals in the field of climate change finance and investment.

Very few business schools in the world have a similar depth of expertise in climate change finance and investment.

The Climate Change Finance and Investment programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh.

Career opportunities

Graduates from the MSc in Climate Change Finance and Investment will typically pursue a career in climate change investment, carbon markets, consulting or carbon accounting.

Likely future roles include:

  • carbon credit development
  • low carbon portfolio management
  • renewable energy investment
  • climate fund management
  • carbon trading
  • carbon consulting
  • carbon accounting and related policy or regulatory roles (for example, with government or NGOs)

Programme Structure

Learning will primarily be through:

  • lectures
  • set reading
  • class discussions
  • exercises
  • group-work assignments
  • problem-solving in tutorials
  • case studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are 5 application rounds.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. 

Academic requirements

You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or its international equivalent.

  • An undergraduate degree in business, economics, engineering or a social or physical science is normally required.
Supporting your application
  • Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance.
  • Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    20900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20900 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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