Taught course

Climate Change Finance and Investment

University of Edinburgh · University of Edinburgh Business School

Entry requirements

These entry requirements are for the 2024/25 academic year and requirements for future academic years may differ. Entry requirements for the 2025/26 academic year will be published on 11 July 2024.

Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements.

Academic requirements

You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree in one of the subjects below, or its international equivalent.

  • An undergraduate degree in business, economics, engineering or a social or physical science is normally required.
  • Candidates with a very good Honours degree in other areas of study or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis

Supporting your application

  • Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance.
  • Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements and/or relevant work experience due to strong competition for places on this programme.


If you do not meet the minimum academic requirement, you may still be considered if you have 2 or more years of relevant work experience. We may require you to complete the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE) which are internationally-recognised assessments of analytical, numerical and verbal reasoning.

If we require you to take GMAT we would require a score of 600 as a minimum to qualify for our Climate Change Finance and Investment MSc. For the GRE we would require a score of 315 as a minimum to qualify. The GMAT and GRE are not a compulsory part of the application process, but if you have a score that you wish to report to us then this would be welcomed.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in Climate Change Finance and Investment is dedicated to developing professionals in the field of low carbon finance and investment. Designed around an interdisciplinary foundation of carbon accounting, climate policy and financial economics, the programme will develop your skills and knowledge to help drive the trillions of dollars of new investment needed to face the climate emergency.

The MSc has an international focus, looking at the opportunities and challenges across different sectors, financial markets, and levels of national economic development.

By the end of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Explain and evaluate the current state of climate change science and key climate change policy initiatives
  • Understand how to incorporate environmental and climate issues in project finance in the energy sector
  • Describe and critically evaluate the structure and dynamics of the major global, regional and national-level carbon markets
  • Explain and apply practices and procedures of carbon accounting
  • Critically evaluate how governments provide and catalyse national and international climate finance
  • Understand and apply methods for assessing climate risk and alignment with climate goals

  • MSc Climate Change Finance and Investment learning outcomes

For up to date information on course fees please click here: MSc CCFI Fees – University of Edinburgh Business School

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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