University of Stirling
Energy and the Environment
This course aims to give students an understanding of the scientific principles (atmospheric, hydrological, geomorphological and ecological) that underpin current environmental issues. Britain is seeking to be a world leader in renewable energies and the quality of its natural environment; this creates the potential for conflict and a need to better understand the various environmental costs associated with 21st-century energy technologies, whether renewable or non-renewable, and how these costs can be evaluated, managed and mitigated. The course draws on the University�s existing research strengths in environmental impact assessment, carbon trading, planning and impacts of wind, hydro and nuclear power as well as its knowledge of energy management and environmental economics.
A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants from other disciplines with a 2.1 or 1st but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
Analysis of environmental data; environmental policy and management; environmental economics; field techniques; environmental impact assessment; conserving biodiversity; environmental geomatics; environmental geomatics (remote sensing; environmental law; ecosystem service; environmental impacts of energy production; economics of climate change.
Modules will be assessed either by examination and coursework (typically 50:50 weighting) or, where appropriate, by coursework alone. Coursework will be based on written work and/or oral presentation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees)||27 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||27 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Stirling Campus||Stirling||FK9 4LA||Scotland|
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