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MSc Environmental Management (Energy)

MSc Environmental Management (Energy)

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Studies Environmental Management

Course type


Course Summary


Britain seeks to be a world leader in renewable energies and its generating potential is recognised globally, but it is equally renowned for the quality of its natural environment. This creates the potential for conflict. As a result, we need to better understand the various environmental costs associated with 21st-century energy technologies, whether renewable or non-renewable, and how these costs can be evaluated, managed and mitigated.

Our Masters course in Environmental Management (Energy) builds on the success of our respected and long-running Environmental Management course, which has over 600 graduates. The course draws on our existing expertise and research strengths in environmental impact assessment, carbon trading, planning and impacts of wind, hydro and nuclear power, as well as our expertise in energy management and environmental economics.

The division of Biological and Environmental Sciences, which runs this course, specialises in studies of human interactions with the environment. Their key strengths are environmental assessment and management. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Course objectives

On the course you’ll gain:

  • an understanding of the scientific principles (atmospheric, hydrological, geomorphological and ecological) that underpin current environmental issues related to energy production
  • an understanding of the economic, political, social and legal frameworks for managing the environment
  • a sound training in relevant practical, investigative, research and all-encompassing skills that managers in the energy and environment sector need

Different course options

Full time | University of Stirling | 12 months | 12-OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The dissertation is an independent piece of scholarship linked to an applied research topic and is designed to complement and utilise the skills developed across taught modules. Students chose from a wide range of topics, some of which are commissioned by external organisations and may involve joint working between the student, the organisation and the university supervisor. Examples of dissertation topics undertaken in recent years include, A Comparison of the Foraging Value of Broadleaf and Plantation Woodlands for Bats; Determining and managing the risk of exposure for wildlife to radioactive particles; Satellite remote sensing of phytoplankton primary production in lakes; To frack or not: An analysis of stakeholder perspectives on shale gas fracturing in Scotland.

Tuition fees

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 (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. If you have a 2:1 or a first class honours degree in another discipline and significant relevant work and life experience we still encourage you to apply.