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Global Energy and Climate Policy MSc

Global Energy and Climate Policy MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Energy Economics / Management / Conservation

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc is designed for those engaged with or planning a career in professional contexts relating to energy and/or climate policy.

The MSc addresses precisely these issues, treating climate and energy policy as inextricably linked. Cases drawn from both the Global North and South will form the basis of your studies as you examine how policy is made, advocated and implemented – or sometimes prevented – around the world. You will acquire theoretical knowledge of climate and energy policies as well as practical skills in risk analysis, policy analysis and strategic advocacy. The MSc is rounded out by negotiation and media training and a week-long study tour to key institutions in the energy and climate policy space in Brussels and Paris, such as the European Commission, various energy lobby groups, and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The knowledge you gain on the MSc could lead you to high level academic or professional engagement in the public, private or non-profit sectors, including in public administration, international organisations, corporations, think tanks, public affairs & advocacy or any number of other arenas where climate and energy policies are shaped.

The programme draws on the teaching and research strengths of CISD and of the SOAS departments of International Politics, Law, Economics and area studies (especially of Asia, Africa and the Middle East) as well as a wide range of languages. In particular, students will be able to benefit from the expertise located at the Centre for Environment, Development and Policy (CEDEP), the Law School's Law, Environment and Development Centre (LEDC), the Centre on the Politics of Energy Security (CEPES), the Centre for Water and Development, and the SOAS Food Studies Centre.

Different course options

Full time | SOAS, University of London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module teaches a core set of skills required of public, private and non-profit sector policy professionals operating in the energy and climate field, including: understanding cost-benefit analysis, life-cycle cost analysis and pricing developments, analysing and managing risks, writing policy analysis, assessing policy impacts, advocating and strategically communicating (policy) positions. Cases analysed are drawn from energy and climate policy but the skills profile taught contains elements of transferability to related sectors. The training is conducted through lectures and tutorials run in cooperation with external practitioners representing government, NGO, think tank, risk advisory and business backgrounds.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,315

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,810

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need a minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). Candidates with a lower class degree but degree-relevant work experience may be considered.

University information

SOAS University of London is home to a large postgraduate community, with 45% of students studying towards a taught or research degree. SOAS University of London welcomes the brightest minds to study on its central London campus with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about contemporary world issues. All SOAS courses provide students with an understanding of complex contemporary issues and knowledge of non-Western theories. SOAS...more

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