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Energy Policy - MSc


Course Description

Take on a defining challenge for humanity in the 21st century – creating a global low-carbon economy while providing modern energy services to the world’s population.

This MSc is unique in combining ideas from economics, innovation studies and policy studies while requiring no prior training in these fields. The course provides a broad-based, social science training in energy policy, focusing in particular on the role of technological innovation.

You learn from internationally recognised faculty from SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, a world-leading research centre on science, technology and innovation policy, and the Sussex Energy Group, one of the largest energy policy research groups in the world.

You gain the skills to analyse policy problems and to propose and evaluate viable policy solutions. The course provides an essential foundation for careers in government, international organisations, the private sector and NGOs.

How will I study?

Teaching is via small, highly interactive lectures and seminars that foster a culture of knowledge sharing, ideas generation, critical thinking and enthusiastic debate.

You’ll study a combination of core modules and options, assessed through:
-Coursework
-Group projects
-Examinations
-Extended essays
-Presentations
-Policy briefs

In the summer, you work on a research-based dissertation. We encourage interaction, collaboration and creativity. You’re invited to participate in our programme of research seminars as well as conferences and workshops.

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

SPRU 50th Anniversary Scholarship (2017)
- £10,000 towards fees with any remaining funds to be used to support maintenance.
- Application deadline: 1 July 2017
- Further information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/view/754

Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017)
- up to 100 £5,000 Masters scholarships
- Application deadline: 1 August 2017
- Further information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/view/711

Sussex India Scholarships (2017)
- scholarships worth £3,500 for all overseas fee paying students from India
- Application deadline: 1 August 2017
- Further information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/view/714

Sussex Malaysia Scholarships (2017)
- scholarships worth £3,500 for all overseas fee paying students from Malaysia
- Application deadline: 1 August 2017
- Further information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/view/715

Sussex Nigeria Scholarships (2017)
- scholarships to overseas fee paying students from Nigeria
- Application deadline: 1 August 2017
- Further information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/view/717

Sussex Pakistan Scholarships (2017)
- scholarships worth £3,500 for all overseas fee paying students from Pakistan
- Application deadline: 1 August 2017
- Further information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/view/716

For more information on any Scholarships: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships

Careers

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

All our graduates have successfully obtained employment in a variety of sectors. For example, recent MSc graduates have gained employment in:
-International organisations (such as the OECD, UNDP, UNEP, IEA, and IREAN)
-Government departments (such as the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, Government of British Columbia, Canada)
-Local authorities (such as the Brighton & Hove Council sustainability team)
-Businesses (such as RWE npower, Ecofys, EDF, Unilever, Southern Solar, Renaissance Re, Centro de Apoio a Inovação Social-CAIS)
-NGOs (such as the International Social Science Council, Green Jobs Alliance, People and Planet)

Other graduates have gone on to work for independent consultancies, or to study for PhDs in this area.

Visit the Energy Policy - MSc page on the University of Sussex website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Paula Rolffs; Researcher at E3G Third Generation Environmentalism

3668.jpg ‘Prior to starting the course I did an internship at the German international cooperation agency GIZ in the area of sustainable energy policy and renewable energy, both at their headquarters and in Brazil. Having gained some work experience in the field of climate change, renewable energy and international cooperation, I felt that I was lacking expertise on the academic side. The MSc in Energy Policy for Sustainability helped me to find a job in the very competitive sphere of climate change and sustainability, and added to my international experience and background.

‘The course has taught me about the complexity of national energy systems and the related carbon emissions, as well as about innovation and technology policy. It’s also given me specific knowledge on government policies and support mechanisms needed to shift to low-carbon technologies. This has proven to be really helpful in my current role as a researcher at E3G Third Generation Environmentalism.

‘Overall, the great mix of interesting course content linked to real-life issues, and meeting great people from all over the world who were also studying at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) made my experience of Sussex exceptional.’


(Scholarship)

Chancellor's Masters Scholarship (2017) - 20+ Awards

The University is delighted to offer up to 100 £5,000 Masters scholarships to attract the most talented students to study at Sussex. The scholarships are available on a competitive basis to UK, EU and non-EU students who have accepted a full-time place on a Masters course at Sussex in 2017 and who have, or who expect to achieve, a first-class undergraduate honours degree from a UK higher education institution or who have, or who expect to achieve, the equivalent of an undergraduate honours degree with the highest grades from a university within the European Union.Type of award: Taught full-time MastersAward amount: £5,000Eligible Masters courses:All full-time taught Masters degree courses at the University of Sussex are eligible (e.g. MA, MSc, LLM) excluding the following courses:- Postgraduate diplomas (including Common Professional Examination (CPE), Law and Economics)
- LLM in Corruption, Law and Governance (delivered in Qatar)
- Masters degrees in Social Work (if receiving a bursary)
- PGCE courses and schools direct teaching courses
- MA degrees in IDS apart from MA Gender and Development
- Masters degrees at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (However, joint Masters degrees and the joint PG Diploma in Physician Associate Studies are eligible)
- In addition, masters students funded by the research councils (e.g. those receiving ESRC 1+3 funding) are not eligible.Selection for a scholarship:Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of previous or current academic performance and future potential. The selectors will pay careful attention to the information you provide in the Scholarship application form.Timetable:The application deadline is 1st August 2017.Scholarships will be awarded in a number of separate rounds in April, June and August and successful applicants will be notified after each round. If you are not immediately successful in being awarded a scholarship, but meet the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be re-considered in the following allocation round alongside any new applications. The final allocation will be after the August deadline, with all remaining decisions notified then.Contact details:If you have any questions regarding the scheme please email: [email protected]

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000 Masters scholarships

Eligibility

- All applicants (UK, EU and non-EU) who either hold or expect to achieve a first-class undergraduate honours degree from any UK higher education institution or who hold or expect to achieve an excellent undergraduate degree from a university within the European Union (see attached table for criteria) are eligible;- You must apply for an eligible Masters course (see list below) and receive and accept an offer by 1 August 2017 (applications received after 1 August may be considered if all available awards have not been allocated);- You must meet all the University's general entrance requirements.

Application Procedure

You should apply online for an eligible full-time Masters course via the University's postgraduate application system in time to receive an offer of a place by 1 August 2017 (applications received after 1 August may be considered if all available awards have not been allocated).You should complete the Chancellor's Masters Scholarship application form by 1 August. We cannot consider the scholarship application until an offer has been received and accepted for an eligible Masters course.If you are still studying for your degree you do not need to wait for your final classification before applying. Applications will be considered on the strength of current performance and, if successful, the award of the scholarship can be made conditional upon you achieving the required degree classification later in the summer.

Further Information

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/view/711


(Scholarship)

SPRU 50th Anniversary Scholarship (2017) - 5 Awards

To celebrate fifty years of shaping science, technology and innovation research, teaching policy and management, SPRU has launched a scholarship programme to enable the very best students from around the world to study a Masters at SPRU. Last year we awarded five scholarships to promising students and we will do the same in 2017/18.Type of award: Postgraduate (Masters).Award amount: £10,000 towards fees with any remaining funds to be used to support maintenance.NB. Please note that if you are awarded the SPRU 50th Anniversary Scholarship, you will not be able to receive any other scholarship funded by the University of Sussex.Timetabl:1 July 2017 - deadline for applications to be received (23:59 BST).1 August 2017 - successful applicants notified of the outcome of their application by email from the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO).October 2017 - the fee waiver will be applied with any remaining funds awarded as maintenance.Further information:If you have any questions regarding the SPRU 50th Anniversary Scholarship please email: [email protected] details: Email: [email protected]

Value of Scholarship(s)

10,000

Eligibility

- You must have achieved, or expect to achieve, a first class honours degree (or equivalent if from an overseas institution). Applicants with an upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent if from an overseas institution) who can provide excellent supporting statements will also be considered.-You must have accepted a full-time place to study on one of SPRU's five MSc courses:
- Energy Policy
- Project Management
- Science and Technology Policy
- Strategic Innovation Management
- Sustainable Development- You must meet all of the University's general entrance requirements.

Application Procedure

Applications will be ranked and assessed on the following criteria:- Past academic achievement.
- Post study aims and goals (these will be assessed via the supporting statement).How to complete the scholarship application form:- Please use a current email address as correspondence will be via email.
- Please save a copy of your completed application form for yourself.
- Email the application form to [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/view/754


(Scholarship)

Sussex India Scholarships (2017) - 20+ Awards

As part of a wider initiative to invest in excellence, the University of Sussex is delighted to offer scholarships worth £3,500 for all overseas fee paying students from India admitted to start an eligible Masters course in September 2017.Type of award: Taught full-time MastersAward amount: £3,500Eligibility:In order to be eligible for a scholarship you must be a national of India, be a self-financing student and have accepted an offer of a full-time place on a Masters course at the University of Sussex commencing in September 2017. You must meet the published academic requirements for your chosen course If your offer of a place is conditional you will need to meet the conditions of your offer before you are admitted to the University and awarded the scholarship.The scholarships relate to all full-time taught Masters degree courses at the University of Sussex (e.g. MA, MSc, LLM. MRes) excluding the following courses:- Postgraduate diplomas
- Graduate Entry LLB
- Common Professional Examination (CPE)/Graduate Diploma in Law
- Graduate Diploma in Economics
- Masters degrees in Social Work
- Social Work post qualifying Masters degrees
- PGCE courses and schools direct teaching courses
- MA degrees in IDS apart from the MA Gender and Development
- LLM in Corruption, Law and Governance (delivered in Qatar)
- Pre-Masters degrees and diplomas taught at partner colleges which are validated by Sussex.The scholarship is available only to self-financing students. If your tuition fees are funded by an external funding body you will not be eligible to receive the scholarship.The scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship funded by the University of Sussex. If you have been offered any other Sussex scholarship and wish to accept this award, you will need to decline the other scholarship or vice versa.Timetable:The deadline to receive an offer of a place on an eligible Masters course and submit the online declaration is 1 August 2017. You must allow sufficient time for the Masters application to be considered before the deadline.Further information:If you accept a Sussex India Scholarship you may be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between yourself and the University (e.g. providing text for the prospectus or web page).Contact details:If you have any queries please email: [email protected]

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,500 for all overseas fee paying students from India

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a scholarship you must be a national of India, be a self-financing student and have accepted an offer of a full-time place on a Masters course at the University of Sussex commencing in September 2017. You must meet the published academic requirements for your chosen course If your offer of a place is conditional you will need to meet the conditions of your offer before you are admitted to the University and awarded the scholarship.

Application Procedure

You must apply for admission to an eligible Masters course via the University's PG Apply online application system.It will be possible to register for the scholarship from January 2017. If you are made an offer of a place and are eligible for the scholarship, you will need to register your interest via PG Apply as part of the acceptance process from January. If you have received an offer, you will be notified by email as soon as the declaration is available. You must submit this declaration by 1 August 2017 in order to receive the scholarship.The scholarship will be awarded automatically as a tuition fee reduction to eligible students upon enrolment at the University of Sussex.Scholarship information will be included in your CAS for your visa, so please register your interest in the scholarship before you receive your CAS from the Admissions Office. If the scholarship information is not showing on your CAS or you want to register for the scholarship after the CAS has been created, please contact the Admissions Office: [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/view/714


(Scholarship)

Sussex Malaysia Scholarships (2017) - 20+ Awards

As part of a wider initiative to invest in excellence, the University of Sussex is delighted to offer scholarships worth £3,500 for all overseas fee paying students from Malaysia admitted to start an eligible Masters course in September 2017.Type of award: Scholarship will be awarded as a fee reduction.Award amount: £3,500Eligibility:The scholarships relate to all full-time taught Masters degree courses at the University of Sussex (e.g. MA, MSc, LLM. MRes) excluding the following courses:- Postgraduate diplomas
- Graduate Entry LLB
- Common Professional Examination (CPE)/Graduate Diploma in Law
- Graduate Diploma in Economics
- Masters degrees in Social Work
- Social Work post qualifying Masters degrees
- PGCE courses and schools direct teaching courses
- MA degrees in IDS apart from the MA Gender and Development
- LLM in Corruption, Law and Governance (delivered in Qatar)
- Pre-Masters degrees and diplomas taught at partner colleges which are validated by Sussex.The scholarship is available only to self-financing students. If your tuition fees are funded by an external funding body you will not be eligible to receive the scholarship.The scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship funded by the University of Sussex. If you have been offered any other Sussex scholarship and wish to accept this award, you will need to decline the other scholarship or vice versa.Timetable:The deadline to receive an offer of a place on an eligible Masters course and submit the online declaration is 1 August 2017. You must allow sufficient time for the Masters application to be considered before the deadline.Further information:If you accept a Sussex Malaysia Scholarship you will be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between yourself and the University (e.g. providing text for the prospectus or web page).Contact details:If you have any queries please email: [email protected]

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,500 for all overseas fee paying students from Malaysia

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a scholarship you must be a national of Malaysia, be a self-financing student and have accepted an offer of a full-time place on a Masters course at the University of Sussex commencing in September 2017. You must meet the published academic requirements for your chosen course. If your offer of a place is conditional you will need to meet the conditions of your offer before you are admitted to the University and awarded the scholarship.

Application Procedure

You must apply for admission to an eligible Masters course via the University's PG Apply online application system.It will be possible to register for the scholarship from January 2017. If you are made an offer of a place and are eligible for the scholarship, you will need to register your interest via PG Apply as part of the acceptance process from January. If you have received an offer, you will be notified by email as soon as the declaration is available. You must submit this declaration by 1 August 2017 in order to receive the scholarship.The scholarship will be awarded automatically as a tuition fee reduction to eligible students upon enrolment at the University of Sussex.Scholarship information will be included in your CAS for your visa, so please register your interest in the scholarship before you receive your CAS from the Admissions Office. If the scholarship information is not showing on your CAS or you want to register for the scholarship after the CAS has been created, please contact the Admissions Office: [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/view/715


(Scholarship)

Sussex Nigeria Scholarships (2017) - 20+ Awards

As part of a wider initiative to invest in excellence, the University of Sussex is delighted to offer scholarships to overseas fee paying students from Nigeria admitted to start an eligible Masters course in September 2017.The scholarship is worth £3,500 for applicants that meet the eligibility criteria and will be awarded as a fee reduction upon registering at Sussex.For applicants holding/expecting to achieve a First Class degree, equivalent to a British Bachelors Honours degree from a Higher Education Institution in Nigeria, the award will automatically be enhanced to £5,000.Type of award: Scholarship will be awarded as a fee reduction.Award amount: Up to £5,000Eligibility:The scholarships relate to all full-time taught Masters degree courses at the University of Sussex (e.g. MA, MSc, LLM. MRes) excluding the following courses:- Postgraduate diplomas
- Graduate Entry LLB
- Common Professional Examination (CPE)/Graduate Diploma in Law
- Graduate Diploma in Economics
- Masters degrees in Social Work
- Social Work post qualifying Masters degrees
- PGCE courses and schools direct teaching courses
- MA degrees in IDS apart from the MA Gender
- LLM in Corruption, Law and Governance (delivered in Qatar)
- Pre-Masters degrees and diplomas taught at partner colleges which are validated by Sussex.The scholarship is available only to self-financing students. If your tuition fees are funded by an external funding body you will not be eligible to receive the scholarship.The scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship funded by the University of Sussex. If you have been offered any other Sussex scholarship and wish to accept this award, you will need to decline the other scholarship or vice versa.Timetable:The deadline to receive an offer of a place on an eligible Masters course and submit the online declaration is 1 August 2017. You must allow sufficient time for the Masters application to be considered before the deadline.Further information:If you accept a Sussex Nigeria Scholarship you may be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between yourself and the University (e.g. providing text for the prospectus or web page).Contact details:If you have any queries please email: [email protected]

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,500 to overseas fee paying students from Nigeria

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a scholarship you must be a national of Nigeria, be a self-financing student and have accepted an offer of a full-time place on a Masters course at the University of Sussex commencing in September 2017. You must meet the published academic requirements for your chosen course. If your offer of a place is conditional you will need to meet the conditions of your offer before you are admitted to the University and awarded the scholarship. To receive the enhanced award, you will be required to provide evidence of your First Class degree from a recognised institution in Nigeria.

Application Procedure

You must apply for admission to an eligible Masters course via the University's PG Apply online application system.It will be possible to register for the scholarship from January 2017. If you are made an offer of a place and are eligible for the scholarship, you will need to register your interest via PG Apply as part of the acceptance process from January. If you have received an offer, you will be notified by email as soon as the declaration is available. You must submit this declaration by 1 August 2017 in order to receive the scholarship.The scholarship will be awarded automatically as a tuition fee reduction to eligible students upon enrolment at the University of Sussex.Scholarship information will be included in your CAS for your visa, so please register your interest in the scholarship before you receive your CAS from the Admissions Office. If the scholarship information is not showing on your CAS or you want to register for the scholarship after the CAS has been created, please contact the Admissions Office: [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/view/717


(Scholarship)

Sussex Pakistan Scholarships (2017) - 20+ Awards

As part of a wider initiative to invest in excellence, the University of Sussex is delighted to offer scholarships worth £3,500 for all overseas fee paying students from Pakistan admitted to start an eligible Masters course in September 2017.Type of award: Scholarship will be awarded as a fee reduction.Award amount: £3,500Eligibility:The scholarships relate to all full-time taught Masters degree courses at the University of Sussex (e.g. MA, MSc, LLM. MRes) excluding the following courses:- Postgraduate diplomas
- Graduate Entry LLB
- Common Professional Examination (CPE)/Graduate Diploma in Law
- Graduate Diploma in Economics
- Masters degrees in Social Work
- Social Work post qualifying Masters degrees
- PGCE courses and schools direct teaching courses
- MA degrees in IDS apart from the MA Gender
- LLM in Corruption, Law and Governance (delivered in Qatar)
- Pre-Masters degrees and diplomas taught at partner colleges which are validated by Sussex.The scholarship is available only to self-financing students. If your tuition fees are funded by an external funding body you will not be eligible to receive the scholarship.The scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship funded by the University of Sussex. If you have been offered any other Sussex scholarship and wish to accept this award, you will need to decline the other scholarship or vice versa.Timetable:The deadline to receive an offer of a place on an eligible Masters course and submit the online declaration is 1 August 2017. You must allow sufficient time for the Masters application to be considered before the deadline.Further information:If you accept a Sussex Pakistan Scholarship you may be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between yourself and the University (e.g. providing text for the prospectus or web page).Contact details:If you have any queries please email: [email protected]

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,500 for all overseas fee paying students from Pakistan

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a scholarship you must be a national of Pakistan, be a self-financing student and have accepted an offer of a full-time place on a Masters course at the University of Sussex commencing in September 2017. You must meet the published academic requirements for your chosen course. If your offer of a place is conditional you will need to meet the conditions of your offer before you are admitted to the University and awarded the scholarship.

Application Procedure

You must apply for admission to an eligible Masters course via the University's PG Apply online application system.It will be possible to register for the scholarship from January 2017. If you are made an offer of a place and are eligible for the scholarship, you will need to register your interest via PG Apply as part of the acceptance process from January. If you have received an offer, you will be notified by email as soon as the declaration is available. You must submit this declaration by 1 August 2017 in order to receive the scholarship.The scholarship will be awarded automatically as a tuition fee reduction to eligible students upon enrolment at the University of Sussex.Scholarship information will be included in your CAS for your visa, so please register your interest in the scholarship before you receive your CAS from the Admissions Office. If the scholarship information is not showing on your CAS or you want to register for the scholarship after the CAS has been created, please contact the Admissions Office: [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/view/716



Entry Requirements

A lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above in either a social or a natural science. Applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered. English language requirements - Standard level (IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section).

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