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.
Subsurface Energy Systems MSc
This programme delivers the key concepts of subsurface energy and CO2 storage, geothermal energy or transitional gas and integrates geoscience, engineering, political and societal aspects important for large scale implementation of these technologies. The programme is recommended for Geoscientists, Petroleum Engineers, and Governmental Stakeholders and beyond such that they can participate in the management of subsurface reservoirs used to switch from a fossil fuel driven to a decarbonised economy.
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.
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).
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.
This MSc is aimed at students who wish to pursue a geoscience-related career in the future energy sector as it transitions from fossil fuels to a low carbon economy.
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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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.
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.
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.
Masters (MSc) Carbon Management (Online)
Studying the online Masters provides part-time flexible study.
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.
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.
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.
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.