Develop the skills required to contribute to the global transition to sustainable energy by studying Energy Policy MSc (online) at the University of Sussex. This course will help you develop the critical and systemic thinking needed to steer the shift towards sustainable energy in the public, private and third sectors.

About

Building on the influential research of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), you will be taught by leading academics who are developing new interdisciplinary thinking in energy policy and applying this to contemporary challenges around the world.

This unique Masters in Energy Policy offers a broad-based, social science training in energy policy, incorporating ideas from economics, political science and innovation studies, focusing in particular on the role of innovation. The approach is interdisciplinary, practical and applied, focusing upon real-world policy problems and giving you the skills required to analyse those problems and propose viable policy solutions.

Why choose this course?

Based in the School of Business, Management and Economics— internationally recognised amongst the UK's top schools for energy economics research —this course will give you access to world-renowned academics from Sussex’s Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and the Sussex Energy Group, one of the largest energy policy research groups in the world.

The course is taught 100% online and designed to offer flexibly, fitting around your time and financial commitments. Modules start every two months, which you can pause whenever you need to.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Introduction to Energy Policy
  • Policy Analysis
  • Understanding the policy process
  • Science, technology and innovation 
  • Energy and sustainability
  • Energy justice
  • Perspectives, Methods & Skills
  • Quantitative research methods for Energy Policy
  • Governing energy transitions
  • Energy and economic growth
  • Innovation for Sustainability

N.B modules are subject to change 

Audience

Designed for students who want to advance their knowledge and careers, you will gain the essential skills needed for jobs in government, NGOs and private companies across the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Modules start every two months, which you can pause whenever you need to.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    The course is comprised of twelve 15-credit taught modules.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above from any UK university or international equivalent.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11450 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
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  • EU/EEA

    11450 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11450 GBP for the full programme and a duration of .
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Cost per module: £955 

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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