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M.Sc. On Campus

Global Energy and Climate Policy

SOAS University of London

12 months
23680 GBP/year
16400 GBP/year
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The Global Energy and Climate Policy degree programme from SOAS University of London addresses important issues of our time. The use of energy – electricity generation, transportation, heating/cooling and industrial consumption – is the most important driver of climate change by far. 

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The Global Energy and Climate Policy degree programme from SOAS University of London addresses precisely these issues, treating climate and energy policy as inextricably linked. Cases drawn from both the Global North and South will form the basis of your studies as you examine how policy is made, advocated and implemented – or sometimes prevented – around the world. You will acquire theoretical knowledge of climate and energy policies as well as practical skills in risk analysis, policy analysis and strategic advocacy. The MSc is rounded out by negotiation and media training and a week-long study tour to key institutions in the energy and climate policy space in Brussels and Paris, such as the European Commission, various energy lobby groups, and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The MSc programme draws on the teaching and research strengths of Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) and of the SOAS departments of International Politics, Law, Economics and area studies (especially of Asia, Africa and the Middle East) as well as a wide range of languages. In particular, students will be able to benefit from the expertise located at the Centre for Environment, Development and Policy (CEDEP), the Law School's Law, Environment and Development Centre (LEDC), the Centre on the Politics of Energy Security (CEPES), the Centre for Water and Development, and the SOAS Food Studies Centre.


The knowledge you gain on this MSc Global Energy and Climate Policy lead s graduates to high level academic or professional engagement in the public, private or non-profit sectors, including:

  • public administration
  • international organisations
  • corporations
  • think tanks
  • public affairs
  • advocacy
  • and any number of other arenas where climate and energy policies are shaped.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation in Global Energy & Climate Policy
  • Global Energy & Climate Policy
  • Global Public Policy
  • International Economics
  • International Security
  • Multinational Enterprises in a Globalising World - Economic and Legal Perspectives
  • International Relations: Foundations of World Politics
  • Global Advocacy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23680 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23680 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    16400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Part-time 2 Years:

  • UK: £8,200/year
  • Overseas: £11,840/year

Part-time 3 Years:

  • UK: £5,460/year
  • Overseas: £7,890/year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /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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