This MSc develops the knowledge and analytical skills needed to equip students for a successful career in the energy sector; whether in the private, public, or non-profit sector.
This course is aimed at students from a variety of backgrounds, including students with no previous training in economics or finance.
- Degree type: MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
- Study methods: Part-time, Full-time
- Start date: September
- Course Director: Dr Mirko Moro
- Location: Stirling Campus
On completing the course, you should have a good knowledge of how economic analysis can help understand problems related to energy; be able to analyse alternative energy policy options in terms of benefits and costs; have a good understanding of world energy markets; and be able to analyse the risks associated with energy options. You will have acquired the skills needed to structure, analyse and evaluate energy-related problems.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
- IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C
- Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component
- IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17
For more information go to English language requirements https://www.stir.ac.uk/study-in-the-uk/entry-requirements/english/
If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. View the range of pre-sessional courses http://www.intohigher.com/uk/en-gb/our-centres/into-university-of-stirling/studying/our-courses/course-list/pre-sessional-english.aspx
Delivery and assessment
Modules are taught by a combination of lectures and small group teaching, in the form of seminars or computing labs.
Assessment typically includes coursework, presentations and an end-of-semester examination.
Re-sit examinations are available.
In REF2014 Stirling was placed 6th in Scotland and 45th in the UK with almost three quarters of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.
The reputation of our research at Stirling Management School was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), where the School was placed in the UK’s top 25 institutions for Business and Management, out of 101 business schools. In Scotland, the School was ranked in the top five. 64% of our research outputs were classified as world-leading and internationally excellent in terms of their originality, significance and rigour and we were ranked 14th in the UK in terms of research impact with over 60% of public, private and governmental organisations.
The Economics department is ranked in the top 10% of Energy Economic Institutions in the world by RePec (Research Papers in Economics).
The MSc Energy Management opens up a range of employment opportunities in the energy sector at the national and international level. Some example placements for alumni of this course are:
- Head Economist - Zero Waste Scotland
- Director of Economic Affairs - Mining Association of Canada
- Market Analyst - Coal Marketing Company
- Head of Natural Gas Markets - Gen-I
- Funded PhD studentship - University College London Energy Institute
- Energy Analyst - International Energy Agency (OECD)
- Renewable Development Officer - Ullapool Community Trust