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MSc Energy Management

Course Description


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.

Key information

- Degree type: MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
- Study methods: Part-time, Full-time
- Start date: September
- Course Director: Dr Mirko Moro
- Location: Stirling Campus

Course objectives

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.

Why Stirling?

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).

Career opportunities

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

Visit the MSc Energy Management page on the University of Stirling website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

Albert Mantel

When I was confronted with the decision to study an MSc Energy Management at the University of Stirling, many questions were going through my head. Will it be hard to study in a foreign language? Will there be benefits for my professional life? How will it be to live abroad?

After graduating from a German University (in BA Energy and Resource Management) and working for several German energy companies, the University of Stirling seemed to me a reasonable way to gain further academic knowledge about the energy industry. Furthermore, it was obvious for me that it would be an interesting and useful experience to study abroad.

It didn’t take long to understand that it was the right decision to study an MSc Energy Management at the University of Stirling. Surrounded by competent teachers who always found time to promote the students personally, I was able to gain a deeper understanding of several academic fields related to the energy industry.

The composition of students on our course was probably the most international I have ever seen. Students from Africa, Europe, Asia and America were represented and created all together an amazing atmosphere where everyone had the chance gain an enormous amount of intercultural skills.

These new knowledge and skills I have gained during my time in Stirling turned out to be very useful for my professional life. After graduating in 2011, I’ve started to work directly for an innovative German energy company (Energy2market GmbH) which develops and operates the first virtual power plant that provides system services (secondary control reserve) to the German transmission system operator. In the position as a portfolio manager I am in charge of the renewable energy portfolio, which is the centerpiece of the virtual power plant. It seems to be just the beginning of an interesting career.

The decision to study Energy Management in Stirling was not an easy one, but it turned out to be one of the best decisions in my life. Of course you can think about studying in New York, Berlin or London, but if you consider to start a successful energy career… I’ll recommend Stirling.


Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma for those students who do not meet the required criteria for this course. If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Business, Finance and Sport and meet the required progression grades, you will be guaranteed entry onto this Master's degree.

Course Fees

2015/16: Home/EU £6,000; Overseas £13,500

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