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Providing students with the skills required to tackle business issues relating to climate change and sustainability.

Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: September 2023
Location: South Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits

Grantham Institute

Our MSc in Climate Change, Management and Finance is delivered in partnership with the Grantham Institute.
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Our MSc in Climate Change, Management & Finance is a one-year programme that provides the necessary interdisciplinary skills required in business on issues relating to climate and environmental change.

You’ll benefit from the expertise of both the Business School and the Grantham Institute, as well as their links with industry and policymakers. The programme balances business skills and class-based discussion to strengthen your conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills.

You undertake both individual and group work, while regular seminars and guest lectures by expert external speakers embed this MSc in the business world.

Study programme

The autumn term includes a number of core modules and familiarises students with the IPCC findings and topical issues in climate science, as well as accounting, corporate finance and economics.

The spring term includes core modules on mitigation technologies and the impact of climate change. There is a balance between business and climate modules in order to foster links and interactions between the two, with additional modules on marketing, finance and risk management.

In the summer term, you complete further core modules and undertake either a report on a work-placement or on a group work of consultancy. You also work on your final individual report which you will submit in mid-September during the summer vacation period.


Graduates from this course primarily seek consulting and analyst roles within the sustainable and impact investment, finance and energy sectors.

Our most recent graduates have gained employment at a wide range of companies including:

  • American Express
  • Bloomberg
  • Deloitte
  • EON
  • Global Environment Institute
  • Lazard

Find out more about MSc Climate Change, Management and Finance

Professional accreditation

We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:

We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.


This page reflects the latest version of the curriculum for this year of entry. However, this information is subject to change.

The curriculum of this programme is currently being reviewed as part of a College-wide process to introduce a standardised modular structure. As a result, the content and assessment structures of this course may change for this year of entry.

We recommend you check this page before finalising your application and again before accepting your offer. We will update this page as soon as any changes are confirmed by the College.

Find out more about the limited circumstances in which we may need to make changes to or in relation to our courses, the type of changes we may make and how we will tell you about any changes made.

Page last reviewed on 25 October 2021.


Core modules

Pre-study modules

  • Data, Tools and Evidence Primer
  • Career and Professional Development Workshops (non-assessed)
  • Quantitative Primer (non-assessed)

Core modules

  • Business Economics, Climate Change and the Environment
  • Clean Technology Investment
  • Climate Change and Governance
  • Climate Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Energy Business and Strategy
  • Financial and Carbon Accounting and Reporting
  • Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Individual Report
  • Innovation in Cleantech and Climate Change Solutions
  • Mitigating Climate Change
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Risk Management and Climate Change
  • Sustainable Management and Strategy
  • The Science of Climate Change

Project or placement

You choose one module from below.

  • Consulting Project: the consulting project will be delivered to a real client, combining the material from the programme to a specific problem and is delivered as part of a team.
  • Work PlacementThe work placement will give students who have no or little exposure to a working environment, the opportunity to experience and operate in a real-world situation.

You will also complete a 4,000 word capstone project, which is completed through the summer period and submitted in early September.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

  • Case studies
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations
  • Formal presentations
  • Group work exercises
  • Interactive content including video and module quizzes
  • Lectures
  • On-line discussion forums
  • On-line lecture materials
  • Practical classes and field work
  • Pre-programme VLE modules
  • Seminars
  • Work Placement Opportunity
  • Workshops

Assessment methods

  • Case studies
  • Essays
  • Formal presentations
  • Multiple choice tests
  • Reports
  • Written examinations

Entry requirements

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree from a recognised university or the international equivalent.  

You will have ideally studied a quantitative discipline, such as:

  • Finance
  • Accounting 
  • Economics 
  • Mathematics 
  • Engineering 
  • Science 
  • Business 

You are also required to have a well-researched career plan with clear short and long term goals.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification.

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the ICBS requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for Business School applicants.

Competence standards

Our competence standards highlight the core skills students should be able to demonstrate by the end of this course.

View Imperial College Business School's competence standards [pdf]

We believe in providing the widest practicable access to all of our degree programmes and will make reasonable adjustments wherever possible to support your study. For more information, please contact the Department using the contact details below.

Imperial College Business School

T: +44 (0)20 7589 5111

How to apply

How to apply

Making an application

Apply online

All applicants must apply online.

Visit our Admissions website for details on the application process.

If you are applying to the Business School, you may only be considered for one programme per admissions cycle. If you are applying for a Finance Master's programme, you have the option to indicate which other areas of finance you are most interested in. If we do not make you an offer for your selected programme, you will be automatically considered for alternative programmes within the finance suite.

Application fee

If you are applying for a taught Master’s course, you will need to pay an application fee before submitting your application.

The fee applies per application and not per course:

  • £100 for all MSc applications to Imperial College Business School
  • £150 for MBA applications to Imperial College Business School
  • £80 for all taught Master's applications excluding those to Imperial College Business School

There is no application fee for MRes courses, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas or research courses, such as PhDs and EngDs.

If you are facing financial hardship and are unable to pay the application fee, we encourage you to apply for our application fee waiver. 

Find out more about the application fee and waiver

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

Further questions?

Find answers to your questions about admissions. Answers cover COVID-19, English language requirements, visas and more.

Visit the FAQs

Tuition fees and funding

The fees for MSc Climate Change, Management and Finance are the same for UK and international students.

Find out more about fees and funding opportunities.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you're a UK national, or EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan from the UK government, if you meet certain criteria.

For 2022-23 entry, the maximum amount is £11,836. The loan is not means-tested and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.


We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Find out more about our scholarships to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

British Council scholarships for women in STEM

This course is eligible for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM, which Imperial is offering for the 2022/23 academic year. These are for women from Brazil, Mexico or Peru who apply to one of our eligible STEM Master's courses. Find out more about this scholarship.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

Further information

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