24 months
6000 GBP/year
6000 GBP/year
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The MSc in Global Energy and Climate Policy (Online) at SOAS University of London introduces students to the key energy sources, their economic and technical bases and how they are regulated. It further analyses energy and climate governance at the international level, and discusses the geopolitics of energy. 

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The MSc in Global Energy and Climate Policy (Online) at SOAS University of London places policy and policymaking as the key to enabling change and creating the requisite legal and regulatory environment within which the low-carbon energy system of the future can develop and grow.

The MSc provides students with a detailed understanding of the transformative change in energy systems now underway around the world and equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to play a part in it. It treats energy and climate change policy as inextricably linked, taking an integrated approach to the study of the two fields. Case studies are drawn from around the world, accounting for different conditions in developed, newly-industrialised and developing country contexts.


The degree prepares for a multitude of careers in public, private and non-profit contexts, including in public administration and government departments, the diplomatic service and international organisations, strategic policy and risk advisory, government relations and public affairs, policy advocacy, think tanks and academia.

Graduates of the MSc Global Energy and Climate Policy are now working for Abundance Investment, Platts, Intasave, Greenmax Capital, DFID, Grue & Hornstrup, Carbon Smart, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Sustainable Home Survey, S-RM, Fuel Poverty Action, UK Government Investments (UKGI), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UN ESCAP and the World Bank.

We welcome applications from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds. It is not necessary to have a degree in a discipline directly related to global energy and climate policy. 

Each application is assessed on its individual merits and entry requirements may be modified in light of relevant professional experience and where the applicant can demonstrate a sustained practical interest in the international field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Energy and Climate Policy
  • Finance Sustainability and Climate Change
  • America and the World: US Foreign Policy
  • Cultural Diplomacy
  • Diplomatic Systems
  • Foundations of International Law
  • Global Citizenship and Advoacy
  • Global Economic Policy Debates and Analysis

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). We welcome applications from academically strong individuals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds. Candidates with a lower class degree but with degree-relevant work experience may be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.


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