Virtual lessons for students as uni aims for carbon-neutral degree


UNIVERSITY lecturers are notorious for hot air but one Scottish university has promised to deliver a carbon neutral degree.

The University of Edinburgh says its MSc in Carbon Management will have absolutely no carbon footprint.

Students will be taught through the “virtual delivery” of lessons so no greenhouse gas emissions are generated travelling to classes.


Forget travelling to a univertiy building for lectures – the carbon nutural option is virtual classes



While the carbon footprint of computers used by staff and students will be tackled by buying carbon offsets from ecosystem schemes.

The three-year degree aims to equip students with knowledge in the business, economics and science of climate change.


Professor Dave Reay, Programme Director for the online MSc



It will be taught by world experts and is aimed at graduates in business, science and the humanities.

Professor Dave Reay, Programme Director for the online MSc, said: “Businesses, industries and governments together have the power to tackle climate change.

“Skilled graduates who understand how to make decisions that are good for society and good for the environment can help make rapid and effective progress on this globally important issue.

“We hope this degree can have a positive impact on the environment from day one.”

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