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Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics  MSc

Overview

The growing international interest in different energy sources and their uses has shifted priorities in the energy field.  The future leaders that will form the new global vision and develop the policies regulating the field will need a solid and diverse skill set. 

The MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics has been designed to develop the knowledge and the skills of the participants in cost-effective management and regulation of the rapidly changing energy sector.

City University London offers you exposure to a wide variety of subjects ranging from managing conventional energy production units to renewable technologies and from regulating policies relevant to low carbon emissions to risk management assessment. The subjects are covered from the perspective of both high level national and international policies and economics to energy supply markets as seen from the users' and suppliers' perspectives.

One of the distinguishing features of our course is that the lectures are delivered by a range of experts from the energy industry. Our students gain up-front knowledge of what is a rapidly evolving energy perspective from those directly involved. It also gives experienced recognition of regulations and national policies that are being developed or must be conformed to. 

Scholarships, bursaries and prizes

The School offers generous scholarships, bursaries and prizes for this course:

The course is accredited by the Energy Institute and fulfils the learning requirement for chartered engineer status.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should hold a lower second class honours degree or the equivalent from an  international institution in a discipline related to energy and the environment (for example, energy management and economics, energy policy, environment or engineering.

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Course Fees:

  • Full-time EU: £12,000
  • Part-time EU: £6,000 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £16,000
  • Part-time Non EU: £8,000 per year
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Start Date:

Autumn 2016

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a lower second class honours degree or the equivalent from an  international institution in a discipline related to energy and the environment (for example, energy management and economics, energy policy, environment or engineering.

Relevant industrial experience is also considered alongside academic qualifications.

Other Suitable Qualifications

INTO Postgraduate preparation Programmes

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at INTO City University London means guaranteed progression to this degree.

Kaplan International College (KIC) London

Additionally, the University works in partnership with KIC London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Foundation and Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students including regular one-to-one tuition. Progression to the University is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London course at the required level.

English Requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 6.5  

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

INTO English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Postgraduate Study

Pre-sessional English

Visa Requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.  

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

Course Content

It addresses the implementation of energy management systems and technologies including renewables. Issues involved in the energy supply side are covered as well as environmental aspects arising from the use of fuels for industrial and transport purposes. 

Professional accreditation:
The course is accredited by the Energy Institute and fulfils the learning requirement for Chartered Engineer status. 

Course content:
The course is organised into modules which are taught over a four day period, at a rate of one module a month.

Course Structure

Modules include:

Core modules: 

  • Introduction to Energy and Environmental Issues
  • Energy Policies and Economic Dimensions
  • The Energy Market from the Purchaser's Perspective
  • Corporate Energy Management

Elective modules:

  • Energy, Consumer Goods and the Home
  • Transport Energy and Emissions
  • Energy in Industry and the Built Environment
  • Emissions Trading
  • Renewable Energy and Sustainability
  • Energy Conversion Technology

Completion of eight modules and examinations will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma. The completion of modules, examinations and a dissertation will lead to the award of a Masters degree.  Students interested in this course may also be interested in the MSc Renewable Energy and Power Systems Management.

Read the full programme specification

Teaching and Assessment

The programme teaching is organised into modules comprising four consecutive day courses taken at a rate of one a month or so. This format makes the programme attractive to those who wish to study part time while retaining full-time jobs.

Full-time students are also welcomed and will be expected to devote a significant part of their non-taught hours to project work as well as private study. Much support is given to students, part time and full time, with their preparation for the modules and in their project work.

The programme has strong links with industry and commerce and involves many visiting lecturers who hold senior positions in their fields.

Our course is lead by an exceptional group of experts in energy management and policies. We bring on board people with well-established academic careers as well as leaders from the energy industry.

Aims

To consider the basic principles of emissions trading, globally, the opportunities for UK business and the City of London.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain knowledge of national and international policies governing emissions trading.  They will also become familiar with the market mechanisms for trading permits for carbon and other emissions.

Summary of Content

  • International protocols, post Kyoto
  • The design of the EU Emissions Trading scheme and its operation since January 2005
  • The UK role of the Emissions Trading Group and UK government policy
  • Feedback from pilot projects
  • The market-trading role as envisaged by the City of London
  • The EU trading scheme

As part of the educational process you will be able to visit unique facilities such as the Interteck Laboratory at the Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings.

Read the full programme specification

Fees

  • Full-time EU: £12,000
  • Part-time EU: £6,000 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £16,000
  • Part-time Non EU: £8,000 per year

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Postgraduate Fees and Finance.

Scholarships, bursaries and prizes

The School offers generous scholarships, bursaries and prizes for this course:

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

Career Prospects

The story of energy is now part of public debate and climate change drives the international agenda. In the UK, there are additional energy supply issues, through the decline of existing nuclear capacity, growing imports of fossil fuels and challenging medium-term targets for renewables and low carbon supply.

Our priority is to make our graduates strong applicants for employment in a range of sectors in which effective energy supply and demand side management has become an important consideration.

You will be provided with economic and market-based skills relevant to carbon trading and technical and engineering skills related to energy generation and management.

With strong industry links and working level experience brought on board by our exceptional team of expert lecturers, as well as the diverse module range offered, our graduates will be equipped to become leaders and entrepreneurs in their chosen area of specialisation whether in terms of energy management, supply or policy making.

Where are they now? Employment destinations of graduates include:

  • AK Home Energy
  • Enelco Environmental Technology
  • Energy Institute
  • Equinoxe Services Ltd
  • Log Tech Consultancy
  • Ofgem
  • Peckham Power
  • RWE NPower Renewables
  • SCFG

Graduates of this course in the past have gone on to hold high ranked positions such as energy consultants, data analysts and a director of Corporate Sustainability.


Apply for MSc Energy, Environmental Technology and Economics

The following will be useful if you are being sponsored by your company for partial grant: The Panasonic Trust Award

We encourage online applications. However, we ask that you also send two references and your original transcript by post as soon as possible after submitting your online application to: