Taught course

Climate Change Management (Online Distance Learning)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Geosciences
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in any subject. We will also take any professional experience into account. http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/country/introduction If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English. IELTS minimum score IELTS: 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each section) Other accepted tests and scores TOEFL-iBT: 100 (at least 20 in each section) PTE: 67 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections - "Enabling Skills" section scores are not considered) CPE: Grade B; CAE: Grade A A degree from an English speaking university may be accepted in some circumstances. More information: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/english

Months of entry

September

Course content

For those with a passion for tackling climate change and who require the flexibility of online learning

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

We examine the leading ways in which the global climate change challenge can be addressed, covering adaptation and mitigation solutions across a wide range of sectors and regions. The programme is designed for those with a passion for tackling climate change and who require the flexibility that online learning provides.

Online Learning

This programme is delivered as flexible part-time study using our online virtual learning environment. You will learn from academics working at the leading edge of carbon management and climate change.

The lectures are all delivered online through our virtual learning environment. The lectures are delivered as a series of short video segments, animated slides and accompanying reading resources and links.

Each week students and staff also meet online to discuss issues, questions and ideas with the group.

As a student of one of our online learning programmes, you will:

  • have the flexibility to study when most convenient for you
  • be able to study from anywhere with an internet connection
  • have access to all University services and relevant academics
  • become part of a rich and varied online community of people in your field
  • learn the latest developments from people working at the leading edge in your field
  • study for an internationally-recognised Postgraduate Certificate

Programme Structure

This programme takes one year to complete (September to July), with one course per semester.

The programme comprises three compulsory courses that move from the science of climate change and its impacts, through the key adaptation and mitigation solutions, to examination of the business response to climate change, and the risks and opportunities it represents.

The compulsory core courses typically are*:

  • Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility

*Please note courses are subject to change

With this Postgraduate Certificate you can choose to:

  • study it as a standalone qualification
  • combine it with our Postgraduate Certificate in Carbon Innovation to form a Postgraduate Diploma in Carbon Management
  • study it as one third of our MSc Carbon Management

Careers

Our existing MSc Carbon Management boasts excellent relationships with relevant employers, as well as a great alumni network covering more than 25 nations and providing unrivalled opportunities to link up on research projects and find new positions in the field of carbon management.

The main employment sectors for our graduates are those of climate change consultancy, renewable energy and carbon management project development, and government and NGO climate change advisors. Several of our graduates are also now studying for climate change-focused PhDs.

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Information for international students

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/geosciences/postgraduate/masters-programme/international-students

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Secretary
Email
geos.postgrad@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 650 4866