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Energy Policy MSc (online)

University of Sussex

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    JUL, SEP, OCT

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course overview

This course will help you develop the critical and systemic thinking needed to steer the shift towards sustainable energy in the public, private and third sectors. Building on the influential research of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), you’ll be taught by leading academics who are developing new interdisciplinary thinking in energy policy and applying this to contemporary challenges around the world.

This MSc offers a broad-based, social science training in energy policy. Incorporating ideas from economics, political science and innovation studies, there is a focus on the role of innovation throughout the course.

Teaching is interdisciplinary, practical and applied. You’ll focus on real-world policy problems and learn the skills required to analyse them, and propose viable policy solutions. Applicants do not require any prior training or education experience in the subject area, just a passion to drive change.

Why choose this course?

Based in the University of Sussex Business School— internationally recognised amongst the UK's top schools for energy economics research —this course gives you access to world-renowned academics from Sussex’s Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and the Sussex Energy Group, one of the largest energy policy research groups in the world.

Teaching on the Energy Policy MSc focuses on contemporary challenges and debates within the energy sector. You’ll learn from academics who are actively developing and delivering policy for governments, organisations and NGO’s and driving real change around the world.

This Masters provides the flexibility to explore issues and debates relevant to your own interests and national contexts. You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge to work in government, NGOs and private companies in whichever country you choose. This online Masters course is delivered flexibly, fitting around your time and financial commitments.

This online Masters course is delivered flexibly, fitting around your time and financial commitments. Modules start every two months and if you need to take a break from the course at any time you can step off and on again as required.

Tuition fees

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£ 11,450overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 72 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    140 66%

    25th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    20th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    62nd

    9

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