Entry requirements

An honours degree with an 'excellent' or 'very good' classification in business, economics or a social or physical science from a good university. Work experience is not required. However, relevant work experience will be an advantage for those applicants with a first degree in a non-related subject. For students from non-English-speaking countries there will be an English-language requirement. A TOEFL score of 600 or above on the non-computerised TOEFL test (250+ computer based or 100+ in the internet based TOEFL test) or IELTS score of 7 or above is required, or the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).

Months of entry


Course content

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

It will appeal to graduates with work experience in business, government or the NGO sector. Typically students wont have had an opportunity to specialise in climate change but will want to move into a career in the carbon markets/climate change investment, consulting or carbon accounting.

Likely future roles include carbon credit development, carbon trading, carbon consulting, carbon accounting and related roles (e.g. with government or NGOs).

Fees and funding

For information on scholarships please visit our Scholarships website www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0) 131 650 9663