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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.

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 17,325 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 9,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

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

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