University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Energy Economics and Policy

This programme benefits from the presence of the Surrey Energy Economics Centre, in the School of Economics. On our programme, students gain a thorough understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Building on these foundations, the programme focuses on economic and policy issues affecting the energy industry around the world. This programme provides students with a solid grounding in the economics of international oil and gas, natural resource and environmental economics, the general principles of regulation and energy modelling. The programme also provides students with guidance on appropriate research methodology and helps students to develop the skills required to undertake independent research in energy economics; the dissertation provides the opportunity to use these skills under individual supervision by an academic from the School of Economics. Those wishing to work in policy-making in the energy area, both in developed and developing countries, will find this programme particularly relevant.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree (a good UK 2.2) in economics or an equivalent qualification. Applicants without a Bachelors degree in economics should normally hold a 2.1 or equivalent qualification. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit. Applicants who have a joint degree in economics and a related discipline, or who have had a wide involvement in the field of their desired specialisation will be considered, as may graduates in engineering, mathematics and science. Applicants with non-standard qualifications may be invited for interview to discuss the programme before an offer is made. Overseas applicants who cannot attend an interview may be required to send in written material upon which they may be evaluated. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Microeconomics; macroeconomics; econometrics 1; energy economics and technology; econometrics 2; energy regulation and policy; empirical methods in energy economics; economics of international oil and gas.

Assessment methods

Assessment is usually by examination and coursework (such as essays, presentations, class test and exercises); students must also complete a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 15,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 7,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

Key information

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