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Global Energy Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Energy Management

Course type


Course Summary

Why this course?

The MSc Global Energy Management is an intensive course aiming to produce future leaders in the energy sector.

The course addresses the complex and increasingly more extreme challenges and uncertainties that industries, economies, governments and societies face. By the end of the programme, you'll be well equipped to understand these and have the knowledge to adapt to this changing context.

You'll learn about the rapid changes within the global energy system. These include escalating demand, constraints on supplies, increasing energy prices, regulatory pressures to reduce carbon emissions, and changing demographics and patterns of energy use and supply.

The course offers excellent opportunities to network with international energy specialists from a range of organisations. We've designed the course to maximise the opportunities for industry engagement. You'll also have the opportunity to take part in events organised by the Energy Institute and the Scottish Oil Club.

What you’ll study

Core classes are designed around the latest academic research on the issues facing energy managers today. You'll also have the opportunity to pursue your own interests through a variety of elective classes. You'll gain a comprehensive analytical training and in-depth real-world knowledge of global energy systems. Hands-on training in the management of energy-related issues will help give you an unrivalled edge in the energy job market.

Summer project

You'll work on either a project which is based on an internship undertaken with an external organisation or on a desk-based research project, depending on your interests. Both will be supported by an academic supervisor. You'll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work in both cases may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer. Final projects are submitted in August, which will complete your degree requirements.


Every class will either have a class test or assignment during semesters 1 and 2. Exams will take place at the end of each semester in December and April/May.


The MSc Global Energy Management is accredited by the Energy Institute, the professional body for the energy industry. It is the first Masters course to hold academic accreditation for the professional status of Chartered Energy Manager. While on the course you will become a Learning Affiliate of the Energy Institute, which entitles you to free Energy Institute membership.


Energy is the largest and most critical industry in the global economy today. Employers are seeking out skilled graduates to work in the energy industry and related fields. As a graduate in global energy management, you will be well placed to manage the complex challenges facing the global energy system in the 21st century.

Different course options

Full time | University of Strathclyde | 12 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



You will examine the structures and trends in global energy markets. Demand and supply of the various types of energy such as coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear and renewables is covered along with a discussion of electricity markets. Topics of relevance for the energy professional, such as the interaction between energy and the environment (including carbon markets) and energy futures and options markets are discussed.

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

Minimum second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent in any subject. We also welcome applications from students with significantly high calibre industry or government experience.

University information

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