Energy, Environment and Society, Master | University of Stavanger | Stavanger, Norway
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Energy, Environment and Society

24 months
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155000 NOK/year
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Climate change, loss of biodiversity, and the possible transition towards a low carbon society trigger political conflicts within the nations and across the globe. What does the concept of sustainable energy really include? How do the challenges regarding new energy systems affect a society? University of Stavanger offers a degree in Energy, Environment and Society.

Overview

This University of Stavanger Energy, Environment and Society Master programme takes the Paris Agreement (climate change) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the point of departure. The programme focuses on the challenges associated with the realization of these goals, with a special emphasis on energy. Energy and its associated environmental challenges present tremendous challenges for both nations and the international community. Energy systems across the globe are transitioning - or about to transition - towards lower carbon and more sustainable energy configurations. 

Key Features

At the same time, debates about what constitutes sustainable energy policy have intensified in most countries, with political conflicts over the true meaning of concepts such as sustainable energy, low carbon transition, and with different and competing visions about the future energy mix and future energy system.These political controversies constitute the core of this Master study. It raises the fundamental question what sustainable energy might be and what a low carbon transition might look like from different perspectives. The program gives students an overview into energy specific challenges, environmental challenges associated with energy (e.g. climate change, water resources deterioration, competition for land, etc.), and explores the different actors, interests, perceptions and drivers of a possible transition towards a low carbon society in diverse contexts. It encompasses the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainable development.The Master explores transition theories. How can societal changes be managed and directed towards specific goals such as sustainable development and a low carbon society? What are the specific configurations of politics and policy that will enable a transition to a sustainable society in different contexts?While the Master program is multidisciplinary in its approach, it provides room to specialize, through the selection of electives and by studying abroad at one of our partner institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Societal Transition and Transformation - Energy and Climate Change
  • Energy, Energy Technologies, and Energy System Integration
  • Applied Social Science Research Methods
  • Energy and Environmental Politics and Policy in a Comparative Perspective

  • Digital Societies for Sustainable Energy Transitions

  • Geopolitics of the Energy Transition

  • Governing Energy Transitions

  • Economics of Energy Markets

  • Energy, Societal Safety and Sustainable Development

  • New Technologies and Ideas for Sustainable City Development

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Admission to this Master's programme requires a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C (according to ECTS Standards) in your bachelor's degree.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a specialization of at least 80 ECTS credits in one or more of the following subject areas or equivalent is required:

  • Social sciences 
  • History
  • Hotel management
  • Tourism management
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Pedagogy
  • Social anthropology
  • Law
  • Political science
  • Management
  • Economics
Professional bachelor degrees in the following areas qualify for admission: police, teacher education, health care, social care and journalism.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    155000 NOK/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 155000 NOK per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 NOK per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Stavanger

10497 - 15897 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Master's scholarship opportunities for Energy, Environment and Society.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Independent provider
Grant
3000 EUR
Deadline
Anytime
Scholarship Scheme set up with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Merit-based Need-based

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The Anglo-Norse Society - scholarships & grants
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 EUR
Deadline
14 May 2024
Study a Masters in Europe Scholarships
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
19 Jun 2024
Scholarship Scheme set up with UiT, The Arctic University of Norway
Merit-based Need-based

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The Anglo-Norse Society - scholarships & grants
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 May 2024
Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACU (The Association of Commonweath Universities)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Moving Mates Scholarship
Need-based

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Moving Mates
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
14 Jun 2024
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Ayn Rand Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
Merit-based

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Pinsky Law
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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European Commission
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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MyUS
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Dermadry
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Dec 2024
PlagiarismSearch 2024 Essay Contest
Merit-based

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PlagiarismSearch
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Exploring Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Adoption in Various Industries Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Casinos Blockchain
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
$1,000 All Star Verified Scholarship
Merit-based

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Verified Scholarships
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Florida Rentals
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
965 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
Merit-based

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Shield Your Body
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
CryptoRunner Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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CryptoRunner
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Student Grant Program
Merit-based

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