The aim of this course is to provide a detailed introduction to climate science, together with a broad and integrated overview of carbon management approaches. This will include consideration of the global policy context and associated national legislation, together with the principles and practice of emission reduction and carbon management planning, and the relationship between the economy and the environment being mediated through the use of energy production.
Carbon can be seen as a primary case study of the tension between economic activity and the environment; the problem of climate change can be seen as symptomatic of this tension. Climate science and approaches to carbon management have developed rapidly in recent years, yet remain the subject of controversy. The aim will be to expose you to current thinking in this rapidly developing field, with particular focus on those areas of current controversy and debate. The course will enable you to understand the key drivers behind carbon management and the regulatory framework in which it operates.
Throughout the duration of this course, these topics will be covered:
- Introduction to the global carbon cycle
- Processes of climate change
- GHG sources and impacts
- Carbon policy
- Carbon accounting
- Carbon models
- Carbon market
- Adaptation and mitigation
- Trade-offs and ecosystem services
- Case studies.
Academic assessment (optional)
In addition to the short course itself you have the option of undertaking further study and completing an academic assessment (an additional fee applies). On successful completion of this assessment you will gain 20 academic credits at postgraduate level (Level 7).
If you choose to take the academic assessment option for this course, it will take roughly four months to complete (from your enrolment through to the submission deadline for your assessment). There is an additional fee of £200 for the Master's level assessment.
Fees and funding
The fee for this unit/short course: £600.
Additional fee: £200 if you wish to take the academic assessment.
With this type of course (ie. a short course) you will find that the cost of studying is already broken down into smaller, more manageable amounts (in comparison to a full degree, whether at postgraduate or undergraduate levels).
Additional funding help may sometimes be received from your employer given the relevance to your chosen career, if you are a previous student of BU you will receive a discount on your course fees, but other funding options are limited.
See our fees and funding section for more information.
How to apply
If you have any further questions about the course, please email Norman Stock: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him on 01202 965575.
Alternatively, please contact our Future Students Enquiry Service for more information.