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.

A recent survey of international organisational leaders found that there is a severe current and projected future shortage of qualified carbon specialists in every major economy. New roles are emerging in investment banks, private equity, asset management, entrepreneurship, accountancy, consulting and regulation.

This programme is the world's first MSc in Carbon Finance, dedicated to professionals in the carbon market and climate change investment field and focussed on the business opportunities and financial flows driven by society's response to climate change.

The MSc in Carbon Finance will appeal to graduates with a first degree in business or a related discipline such as economics, social sciences or physical sciences. Typically students will have work experience and will be wanting to move into a career in the carbon markets or in climate change investment, consulting or carbon accounting.

The University of Edinburgh Business School is a leading international centre for business and climate change education, research and public engagement.