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MSc Energy Economics and Policy

Course Description

Accredited by the Energy Institute, this programme draws on our longstanding expertise in the field of energy economics. It also benefits from the presence of the Surrey Energy Economics Centre, in the School of Economics.


At the University of Surrey, you will discover a School of Economics that enjoys a leading reputation for research and teaching built upon a commitment to theoretical and rigorously founded applied work.

One of the top Economics schools in the UK, we offer programmes that offer you a fundamental education in the skills necessary for using economics in your future career or in undertaking PhD research. They also allow opportunities for you to specialise in all aspects of the discipline, according to your own particular interests or career aspirations.

Visit the website http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/energy-economics-and-policy


On our MSc in Energy Economics and Policy, you will gain a thorough understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Building on these foundations, the programme will focus on economic and policy issues affecting the energy industry around the world.

This programme provides you with a solid grounding in the economics of international oil and gas, natural resource and environmental economics, the general principles of regulation and energy modelling.

The programme will also provide you with guidance on appropriate research methodology and help you to develop the skills required to undertake independent research in energy economics. The dissertation provides the opportunity to use these skills under individual supervision by an academic from the School of Economics.

Those wishing to work in policy-making in the energy area, both in developed and developing countries, will find this programme particularly relevant.

Programme structure

The programme consists of eight compulsory modules, a module in research methods and a dissertation. You will also study an initial week of Quantitative Methods Induction.

Compulsory modules:

- Microeconomics
- Macroeconomics
- Econometrics I
- Energy Economics and Technology
- Econometrics II
- Energy Regulation and Policy
- Empirical Methods in Energy Economics
- Economics of International Oil and Gas

Teaching and assessment

Modules are usually assessed by coursework and examinations. Typically, the coursework accounts for 25 per cent of the marks and the examination for 75 per cent. Coursework may take various forms, including essays, class tests, exercises and presentations. The Research Methods component is part of the Dissertation module and is assessed by coursework. This includes a presentation and a research proposal for your chosen area of study for the dissertation.

Candidates are required to gain at least 120 credits from taught modules. They will then be allowed to proceed to the dissertation which contributes 60 credits to the overall MSc. Upon satisfactory completion of the dissertation, the candidate will have achieved the required minimum of 180 credits for the award of the MSc. The minimum number of credits for a Postgraduate Certificate is 60. The minimum number of credits for a Postgraduate Diploma is 120.


All MSc programmes and research degrees enjoy ‘1+3’, ‘3’ and CASE ESRC recognition (full-time and part-time). In 2013, the MSc Energy Economics and Policy was reaccredited for a further five years by the Energy Institute (http://www.energyinst.org/).

Find out how to apply here - http://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/postgraduate

Visit the MSc Energy Economics and Policy page on the University of Surrey website for more details!

Student Profiles

Discounts for Surrey graduates - No. of awards TBC

If you are a self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford, you could be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught postgraduate Masters programme fees. This scheme is for applicable to Postgraduate Taught entry students only and is reviewed annually.Students who graduated in 2013 are eligible, as well as alumni from previous years, on receipt of evidence of the award from Surrey and where we can identify that you actually studied in Guildford. Students from SII-DUFE are eligible for this scheme.Associated Institution students are not eligible. Not available to modular self-pacing students.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% tuition fee discount


If you are a self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford

Application Procedure

If you have any enquiries regarding this matter please contact the Student Fees and Funding Office on [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree (a good UK 2.2) in economics or an equivalent qualification. Applicants without a Bachelors degree in economics should normally hold a 2:1 or equivalent qualification. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit. Applicants who have a joint degree in economics and a related discipline, or who have had a wide involvement in the field of their desired specialisation will be considered, as may graduates in engineering, mathematics and science. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: IELTS min overall 6.5; IELTS min by component 6.0

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