Durham University

Durham University

Energy and Society

The MSc in Energy and Society is an innovative postgraduate programme designed to appeal across the disciplines. It will be of interest to engineers seeking to understand how and why innovations succeed or fail, to social scientists who want to improve their understanding of energy developments and to a broad range of graduates with an interest in today's energy issues.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 Honours degree from a UK institution (or the overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject. Please email us on anth.postgrad-studies@durham.ac.uk for advice on relevant topics.

References play an important part in the admissions process.

Course modules

Compulsory modules:
Dissertation,
Context and Challenges in Energy and Society,
Energy Society and Energy Practices,
Field Study.
Previous optional modules have included:
Fieldwork and Interpretation,
Statistical Analysis in Anthropology,
Computational Methods for Social Sciences *,
Society, Energy, Environment and Resilience,
Academic and Professional Skills in Anthropology,
Anthropology and Development,
Key Issues in Sociocultural Theory,
Low Carbon Technologies #,
Energy Conversion and Delivery #,
Electrical Engineering #,
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics #,
European Institutions and the Policy Process,
International Relations and Security in the Middle East,
Human Rights,
Strategic Asia and Policy Analysis,
Religion, Nation and Citzenship in South East Asia.

Modules marked with a * are not available in 2016/17.

Modules marked with a # are advanced engineering modules and should normally only be taken by students with a good Engineering Degree or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 9,100 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

Get in touch

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Anthropology
Telephone number: 
0191 334 1612