M.Sc. On Campus

Economics and Policy of Energy and Climate Change

University of Strathclyde

12 months
20650 GBP/year
11550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc Economics and Policy of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Strathclyde aims to produce future leaders in the sectors of energy and climate change. 


The Economics and Policy of Energy and Climate Change course at the University of Strathclyde addresses the complex and increasingly more extreme challenges and uncertainties that industries, economies, governments and societies face. By the end of the programme, you'll be well equipped to understand these, and have the knowledge to adapt to this changing context. 

You'll learn about the rapid changes within the global energy system and about the way in which this is impacted by climate change and by the efforts to mitigate its impacts. These changes include escalating energy demand, constraints on supplies, impacts on energy mix, introduction of smart grids, fluctuating energy prices, regulatory pressures to reduce carbon emissions and to promote sustainability, increased integration of renewable energy sources, and changing demographics and patterns of energy use and supply. 

The course offers excellent opportunities to network with energy and climate change specialists from a broad range of organisations. We've designed the course to maximise the opportunities for industry engagement. You'll also have the opportunity to take part in events organised by the Scottish Energy Forum.

The course covers areas of particular strengths of the Department of Economics, with a focus on energy and climate change. Through the Fraser of Allander Institute, the department also boasts research expertise in applying economic knowledge in the policy field.


Energy is the largest and most critical industry in the global economy today, and climate change is a significant driver of change in the energy sector. Employers are seeking out skilled graduates to work in the energy industry and in the fields of climate change, environment and sustainability. As a graduate of the MSc Economics & Policy of Energy & Climate Change, you'll be well placed to manage the complex challenges facing the energy and the environmental sectors in the 21st century.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economic Appraisal and Modelling
  • Economic Data Analysis
  • Energy Economics
  • Natural Resources, Sustainability and Governance
  • Energy Finance and Forecasting
  • Energy Technologies, Impacts and Implementation
  • Environmental Economics
  • Climate Change Economics
  • Energy Industries and Markets
  • Global Energy Policy and Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Academic requirements

  • Minimum second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent in any subject
  • Applications are welcome from candidates with significant high-calibre industry or government experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20650 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 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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