The challenge of responding and adapting to climate change will drive trillions of pounds 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. Our MSc in Carbon Finance prepares students to deliver this investment with advanced knowledge and skills.

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Programme overview

This programme is the world's first MSc in Carbon Finance, dedicated to professionals in the field of low carbon finance and investment, focussed on the business opportunities and financial flows driven by society's response to climate change. Our programme is fundamentally interdisciplinary in nature, and therefore welcomes applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.

Programme structure

Learning will be through a combination of lectures, set reading, class discussions, exercises, group-work assignments, solving problems in tutorials and case studies. In their first term (Sep-Dec) students will take induction and core courses. During the second term (Jan-May) students will have the opportunity to choose from optional courses. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug).

Knowledge exchange

The School hosts the Centre for Business and Climate Change, a leading international centre for business and climate change education, research and public engagement. The Centre is renowned for its high level of corporate engagement and knowledge transfer, its development of innovative strategies and its cross-disciplinary collaboration at both a national and regional level.

Career opportunities

The explosion of carbon finance and investment has created a range of new types of businesses and careers. Graduates from this programme will typically pursue a career in carbon trading, carbon consulting, SRI investment or asset management, carbon entrepreneurship, climate change policy, or carbon accounting. The programme can also be good preparation for further research at PhD level.