M.Sc. On Campus

Energy Policy

University of Sussex

12 months
22500 GBP/year
12450 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Energy Policy degree offered at University of Sussex offers a broad-based, social sciences training in energy policy, focusing in particular on the role of technological innovation.


You’ll explore the opportunities, challenges and constraints in creating sustainable and low-carbon energy systems throughout the world. Our approach is interdisciplinary, practical and applied, providing you with the skills to analyse policy problems and to propose and evaluate viable policy solutions.

Energy Policy degree offered at University of Sussex gives you an essential foundation for careers in government, international organisations, the private sector and NGOs.

Why choose this course?

  • Top in the world for Business and Economics 
  • 3rd in the UK for annual research income
  • You’ll be based in the University of Sussex Business School, ranked among the top institutions in the UK for research in energy economics. 


With the growing importance of energy on political, corporate and even social agendas around the world, there is increasing demand for energy policy professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy and Development
  • Energy Policy and Sustainability
  • Governing Energy Transitions
  • Governing Innovations for Sustainable Development
  • Industrial and Innovation Policy
  • Innovation for Sustainability
  • Introduction to Statistical Research Methods
  • Managing Knowledge
  • Network Analysis and Infographics
  • Quantitative Methods for Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
  • Transformative Innovation Policy for Inclusion

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

You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

  • Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject but undergraduate degrees in the social sciences, natural science, humanities or engineering are particularly suitable. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12450 GBP per year during 12 months.

Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £12,450 per year for full-time students

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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