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Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) modifies Earth?s climate, and governments, businesses and individuals are focusing their attention on ways to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere. There is a growing need for trained professionals who understand the science behind the carbon cycle as society make policies designed to reduce greenhouse gases. This programme will examine how the carbon cycle functions and explore both natural and human influences on the global carbon cycle. You will learn methods used to monitor and predict changes in the carbon cycle. You will investigate how societal strategies to curb the rise of carbon in the atmosphere can range from behavioural change and conservation, market based approaches or environmental management and learn the scientific basis and the environmental consequences of steps taken to ameliorate the rise of atmospheric carbon. The programme is based on current research in carbon science, conservation, sequestration and mitigation strategies and is designed to develop skills to evaluate this research critically, mindful of the societal implications of this science. Student destinations We expect that students who choose to enter the job market immediately after graduation will be highly marketable in the business and policy realm and we hope to also recruit students who wish to go on to carry out further postgraduate research. Funding University of London Scholarships, departmental bursaries and career development loans are available. For overseas students Chevening Scholarships are available from the British Council. For more information please visit the King's graduate funding page. English language requirements

Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) modifies Earth?s climate, and governments, businesses and individuals are focusing their attention on ways to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere. There is a growing need for trained professionals who understand the science behind the carbon cycle as society make policies designed to reduce greenhouse gases. This programme will examine how the carbon cycle...

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