University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Energy Management

The programme develops the knowledge and analytical skills needed to equip students for a successful career in the energy sector, whether in the private, public, or non-profit sector. The course aims to provide students with the knowledge of energy policy analysis, energy trading or energy planning. Energy security, energy prices and the environmental impacts of energy supply and use (including links to climate change problems) are key aspects of the global environment at present, and will become more pressing in the future. This course is aimed at students from a variety of backgrounds, including students with no previous training in economics or finance.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. If English is not the applicant's 1st language, evidence of proficiency must be provided such as a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (5.5 in all bands). If applicants do not meet the required score it may be possible to register for 1 of our pre-sessional English courses. To register applicants must hold a conditional offer for a course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard.

Course modules

Semester 1: Energy and resource economics; environmental economics; financial economics; environmental valuation and methods. Semester 2: Research methods; environmental valuation; energy management and sustainability in practice. Also 1 of the optional modules chosen from: The economics of climate change; financial economics. Other spring electives are: International banking and development finance; risk management in banking; leadership and decision making; managing change and people; social marketing. Summer semester module: Dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment typically includes coursework, presentations and an end-of-semester examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 30 months
MSc Part-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

Key information

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