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Energy Economics and Finance PgDip (Online)

Energy Economics and Finance PgDip (Online)

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16 months

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Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Economics

Course type


Course Summary

Learn to better analyse the complex uncertainties of the energy sector.

Join our online MSc in Energy Economics and Finance and train in the economic principles that businesses and governments use to understand world energy markets.

You’ll graduate ready to work as an economist or consultant within the energy industry, government or the third sector.

You’ll learn how economics and finance techniques are used to guide decision-making in the industry. And you’ll explore how the industry works. Studying with our expert team of economists and energy industry partners, you’ll cover:

  • the drivers of energy demand and supply
  • how the energy sector makes investment decisions
  • how governments design and implement energy and environmental policies
  • how to gather, use and analyse energy data.

No need for a career break

This flexible online degree can be studied part-time. You decide how many credits to study for each term, controlling the pace and cost of your degree term by term.

Who can study MSc Energy Economics and Finance?

This online energy economics degree is for anyone keen to understand the energy industry, how decisions are taken, and policies made.

It’s designed for energy professionals looking for a recognised path to career progression, or for anyone who wants to begin a successful career in the energy industry.

You can study this degree online with us anywhere in the world, with no need for a study visa. If you’d rather study full-time on campus, you may be interested in:

MSc/LLM Energy Economics and Law
MSc Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance.


This degree is assessed entirely online via methods including:

online quizzes
a written online assessment at the end of each course
your participation in live online forums and webinars (worth 5% of your final grade).


MSc Energy Economics and Finance will prepare you for career success in energy companies, consultancy, government, and environmental or regulatory departments of energy.

Your MSc qualification will be recognised by industry and educational institutions around the world.

If you’re a professional already working in the energy sector, this degree provides a strong route to career progression.

It will also prepare you for work with governments and NGOs who need high-quality graduates with an excellent understanding of the energy sector.


Learn about the quantitative and empirical methods essential for an in-depth understanding of energy economics analysis. Industry and academic work in energy economics relies on a grounding in quantitative and empirical methods. This is what you’ll study on this course.

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Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for this degree are: a relevant honours degree with a 2:2 or above. You’re also welcome to apply if you have: other relevant qualifications, and professional experience with supportive references.

University information

The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495 and is the 5th oldest university in the UK and the 3rd oldest university in Scotland. Since its founding, the university has been ‘Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others’ and it still holds this purpose. Students from all over the world study either on campus or online, and the university attracts the best international academics, researchers, and specialists in...more