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Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

12 months
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This Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance programme offered by UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is aimed at graduates with a background in a number of different fields (including Business, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Environmental Science and Physics) who are keen to pursue a career in the growing number of industries in the sustainable business and finance industry.


The Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance programme offered by UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School will advance your understanding of finance theory and the application of sustainability factors (with a focus on environmental issues) to financial markets. 

The course also features a strong low carbon energy component and aims to equip students with creative and analytical approaches to problem-solving in the sustainable finance context as well as enhance the students’ interpersonal and leadership skills.

The programme can be undertaken on a part-time basis, thus enabling current professionals with the relevant background to combine working life with study, however this is dependent on students’ employment commitments.  Note that this is not a dedicated part-time programme and that  students will be required to attend lectures, tutorials and complete group assignments in conjunction with the full-time  cohort, for whom the schedule is primarily during working hours for a block of hours on several days a week.

Career opportunities

The MSc in Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is highly regarded within the energy and renewables industry. Our graduates go on to occupy positions in both the public and private sectors.

Potential careers for our graduates include:

  • Commodity Broker/Trader
  • Energy Project Manager
  • Energy Systems Analyst
  • Legal and Compliance Officer
  • Energy Policy Analyst
  • Planning Officer
  • Research Analyst
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Energy Economics and Policy Researcher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Methods for Finance 
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Capital Markets and Instruments
  • Derivative Securities
  • Financial Theory
  • Financial Analysis
  • Environmental Finance & Impact Investing 
  • Renewable Energy Finance 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

An honours bachelors degree in:

  • Business/Commerce including quantitative subjects such as Economics, Finance or Accounting or
  • a Finance-related-area, Mathematical Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Environmental Science, Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Law.

with a minimum 2.1 award at NFQ Level 8 (or international equivalent) in a. or b. above.

  • Applicants should have demonstrated strong academic ability (a 1.1 or 2.1) in a number of quantitative modules in their degree, such as Mathematics, Statistics, or Econometrics.
  • Candidates may be asked to sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).  

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /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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