In this landmark collaboration between the world-renowned School of GeoSciences, the Business School and the School of Economics, the MSc in Carbon Management provides a high-level, intensive exploration of a subject crucial to the future of business and, of course, the planet itself.

Designed to create the next generation of carbon managers, auditors and expert advisors, the MSc gives students a detailed understanding of climate science and economics and provides a broad and integrated understanding of carbon management.

From September 2013 the programme will be hosted by the School of GeoSciences and taught at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation's new building at High School Yards in central Edinburgh. ECCI is a hub for the knowledge, innovation and skills required to create a low carbon economy. The building comprises an innovation suite, lecture theatres, seminar rooms, exhibition and social space.

Very few Universities in the world have the depth of expertise in carbon management as the University of Edinburgh. We can draw on the teaching and knowledge of some of the world's leading authorities in the subject, including lead authors from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), government advisors and industry specialists.

The programme also collaborates with several leading companies and projects, which allows students to undertake a wide range of applied research projects, with excellent employment prospects post-graduation.

By the end of the programme, students will understand the key drivers behind the carbon economy, its financial imperatives and the regulatory framework in which it operates.

Further information on programme structure, application, and funding

Contact the MSc in Carbon Management team


Deposit requirements and payment information

Applicants receiving an offer of admission, either conditional or unconditional, will be asked to pay a deposit of £1,500 within 28 days of the offer to secure their place on the programme.

If the deposit has not been received by the deadline, the application will be withdrawn without further notice. It is therefore essential that applicants have funding for their deposit in place before applying.

The deposit will be offset against the tuition fee payable at the time of matriculation.

Once the deposit has been received, a receipt will be issued by the Business School confirming the amount paid. Please note that transactions have to be confirmed by the University accounting system and this can take a few weeks to process, depending on the method of payment. Please keep the receipt safely, and bring it along with you at the time of matriculation.

📄 To find out how to pay your deposit, see the deposit payment guide

For information about our deposit policy, including when the deposit must be paid, deposit waivers and our refund policy, see the deposit policy guidelines