Taught course

Carbon Innovation (Online)

University of Edinburgh · School of Geosciences

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in any subject. We will also take any professional experience into account.

Months of entry


Course content

Based upon our highly successful on-campus MSc Carbon Management, this online programme utilises a blend of interactive content, videos, virtual case studies and discussions to explore the economics and policy of climate change management.

The interdisciplinary nature of the programme provides a detailed understanding of the economics of climate change and a broad and integrated understanding of carbon footprinting, ecosystem valuation, energy systems and energy policy.

This programme is designed for those with a passion for tackling climate change and who require the flexibility that online learning provides.

The programme is affiliated with the University's Global Environment & Society Academy.

The MSc Carbon Management has 7 compulsory courses and a dissertation element.

Our online distance learning MSc Carbon Management is made up of the programmes listed below.

PG Certificate in Climate Change Management

(60 credits, 3 courses). The certificate is also available as a qualification in itself, and can be combined with the PG Cert Carbon Innovation to form a PG Diploma.

PG Certificate in Carbon Innovation

(60 credits, 3 courses) The certificate is also available as a qualification in itself, and can be combined with the PG Cert Climate Change Management to form a PG Diploma.

Applied Carbon Methods

(60 credits, 1 course and dissertation). This course is the final component for the MSc Carbon Management, and must be taken after successful completion of the PG Certificates listed above.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


9 months

Course contact details

Programme Secretary
+44 (0)131 650 4866