Energy, Environment and Society

University of Stavanger

24 months
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Master in Energy, Environment and Society at University of Stavanger raises the fundamental questions of what sustainable energy might be and what a low carbon transition might look like from different perspectives. 

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Master in Energy, Environment and Society at University of Stavanger is highly relevant to both the public sector and the private sector. Knowledge about sustainable development, energy and environmental challenges are expected to increase sharply in the future. Such social change also requires new ways of thinking. In-depth knowledge in these areas will therefore be on high demand. The multidisciplinary approach of this master will undoubtedly strengthen the relevance of social science graduates for both public and private sectors.

Through this programme students will gain:

  • advanced knowledge of national and international energy politics and policy and
  • analyse the relationships between energy, risk, societal safety and sustainable development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Societal transition and transformation - Energy and climate change
  •  Philosophy of Science and Research Methods
  •  Energy, energy technologies, and energy system integration
  •  Applied social science research methods
  •  Energy and environmental politics and policy in a comparative perspective

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International students can only enroll for studies at the University of Stavanger once a year, in August.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
Upper Second Class (recommended)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
62 (required)

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

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 740 ($83) per semester. 


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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