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Our partner institutes offer a variety of Masters programmes, which develop knowledge and expertise in carbon capture and storage, from engineering and hydrocarbon geoscience to carbon management. These programmes aim to provide you with the skills and training needed to pursue a career in a global CCS sector. The following section lists different opportunities for study follow the links for more information and download our CCS Masters programmes flyer.

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Petroleum Geoscience (PetGeo) MSc

The programme focuses on exploration petroleum geoscience but is closely linked with other MSc programmes and is applicable to non-petroleum subsurface geoscience subjects, such as CO2 storage and groundwater flow.

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Research degrees in Carbon Capture and Storage

This can include topics under Carbon Storage and Carbon Utilisation and includes MSc (one-year study), MPhil (two-year study) and PhD (three-year study).

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Physical sciences and Engineering: MSc by Research

Students undertake a research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor and, unlike a postgraduate taught degree, there are no formal lectures or seminars and work is not formally examined until after the final thesis is submitted.

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GeoSciences: MSc Carbon Capture and Storage

The UK’s first CCS MSc is designed for science graduates who seek an advanced qualification for careers in business, industry and government in the field of low-carbon energy production and hydrocarbon production.

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Carbon Capture and Storage Scholarships

The School of GeoSciences offers many Scholarships and Bursaries for Masters students. Opportunities that may be available to students applying to MSc Carbon Capture and Storage include:

C$10,000 scholarship to study CCS in Canada

The University of Edinburgh and the University of Regina have established this scholarship with the support of SaskPower for up to three CCS MSc students per year to undertake their dissertation project in Regina. SaskPower are the operators of the world’s first full scale CCS plant, Boundary Dam. Successful students for this competitive award will be accepted as a Visiting Graduate student at the University of Regina after successfully completing two semesters of the CCS MSc in Edinburgh. An upper second class degree or better in an Engineering discipline will be required for consideration.

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Scottish and Canadian scientists strengthen links on climate protection through carbon capture and storage research (SCCS news, February 2016)

GeoSciences: Research Masters

The School of GeoSciences’s research programmes have a compulsory core but allow flexibility in selecting optional courses, including those relating to CCS.

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Engineering: MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering

New from September 2016, this one-year programme covers current developments in fields including carbon capture, sustainable water resources and alternative energy technologies.

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Engineering: MSc by Research

The MSc by Research is based on a research project tailored to a candidate's interests. It lasts one year full-time or two years part-time./p>

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GeoSciences and Business School: MSc Carbon Management

This degree has been ranked in the Top 5 UK Sustainable Development and Environmental Management Masters. Carbon management, at the heart of tackling climate change, is a growing sector with excellent employment prospects.

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Masters (MSc) Carbon Management (Online)

Studying the online Masters provides part-time flexible study.

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PgCert Carbon Innovation & PgCert Climate Change Management (both online)

These new online programme provide high-level knowledge and skills in the economics, policy and accounting of climate change management. They are affiliated with the university's Global Environment & Society Academy.

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Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE): MRes Geoenvironmental Engineering

This one-year research-led MRes is suitable for those who want to tailor studies to suit their own research interests and career objectives. More information

CEE Masters module: Rock Mechanics, Tunnelling and Groundwater

This module introduces CCS from a rock mechanics perspective and uses the world-leading Aquistore project in Canada as a case study.

CEE Dissertation topics on CCS / CCS-related topics

These are offered to both undergraduates and masters students. There is also potential for summer internships on CCS topics, through competitive schemes such as the Interns@Strathclyde or the Carnegie Trust Summer Internship Programme.

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Engineering Department: MSc

CCS is taught as part of the Subsurface Technology module to Subsea and Pipeline Engineers, and is offered as a MEng Mechanical option. MSc dissertations on CCS topics are offered to students.

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Chemical and Process Engineering

CCS is taught as a part of our Environmental Technology & Process Control module and Ethics, Sustainability & Economics module and discussed in second-year Chemical Principles module. MEng projects and summer studentships are also available in year five on carbon capture.

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