Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, August 2016.


Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Energy Economics / Management / Conservation Economics Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, August 2016.

This programme combines the disciplined study of economic principles with a deep understanding of the dynamic, constantly evolving energy industry. In the first semester, we’ll make sure you’re fully versed with the key micro and macroeconomic modelling techniques. And to make financial sense of the data, there’ll be time spent understanding the critical aspects of financial analysis. We’ll give you a thorough grounding in corporate finance and the statistical and quantitative methods used across economics and finance. You’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of energy and petroleum economics and explore issues like the Hotelling model and oil price behaviour, the role of OPEC and the issues of global warming and renewables in an economic context. Semester two will be where we ramp up your strategic thinking (game theory) using its concepts to demonstrate how businesses interact strategically, globally. We’ll help to develop your individual analytical skills and judgement surrounding energy industry investment decisions having to be made in an uncertain world. You’ll undertake a dissertation project from a range of possible key topics in the petroleum and energy industries. The programme incorporates significant input from the Energy industry. We bring together a range of visiting speakers from leading inames such as Wood MacKenzie and ConocoPhillips to discuss curriculum topics so you benefit from professional insights into contemporary issues.

Different course options
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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, August 2016.

Real Options and Decision Making

This module develops students? analytical skills and understanding concerning investment decisions under uncertainty. It introduces students to methods of analysis of the benefits and costs of investment decisions and provides an appreciation of how these are useful to decision makers in the petroleum and energy industries industry. You will study this module in semester 2.

Business Strategy

This module provides a systematic approach to strategic thinking (game theory) and uses its concepts to explain understand how businesses interact strategically. You will study this module in semester 2.


This module provides students with an understanding of accounting information and financial reporting and introduces key aspects of financial analysis. You will study this module in semester 1.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, August 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, August 2016.

Students should have a degree at 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth), with a strong background in quantitative methods.

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