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This MSc develops the knowledge and analytical skills needed to equip students for a successful career in the energy sector, in terms of energy policy analysis, energy management and 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. The programme is aimed at students from a variety of backgrounds (such as business studies, economics, geography and environmental sciences), including students with no previous training in economics or finance. Students take four taught modules in the autumn, from September to December: * Energy and Resource Economics: the main economic theories of the management of non-renewable and renewable resources * Environmental Economics: the application of economic theory and methodologies to the better understanding of environmental problems and improving the design of environmental policy * Financial Economics: financial instruments and how they are traded * Quantitative Methods in Finance: the statistical and computing skills which are necessary to understand fully and perform modern financial analysis. Students take four more taught modules in the spring, from February to May: * The Economics of Climate Change: the main economic arguments that help explain why human-induced climate change has arisen * Energy Markets: the function of the major markets for energy: oil, coal, natural gas, electric power, and alternativerenewable energy in a national and international context * Seminar on Energy Management: includes seminars on research methods, presentations by visiting speakers and a conference at which students will present papers prepared during the semester and which may form the basis of their dissertation. * Environmental Finance: an introduction to the field of environmental finance, encompassing all instruments designed to transfer environmental risk and to generate environmental quality. Then students write a dissertation in the summer, from June to August. On completing the programme, students: * should have a good knowledge of how economic analysis can help understand problems related to energy supply and use * should be able to analyse alternative energy policy options in terms of benefits and costs * should have a good understanding of world energy markets * should understand the links between climate change policy and be able to analyse the risks associated with energy options * will also have acquired strong analytical skills to structure, analyse and evaluate various energy-related problems discussed during the programme. We plan to offer a new PhD in Environmental and Energy Economics to enable graduates from this programme to pursue their studies at a higher level.

This MSc develops the knowledge and analytical skills needed to equip students for a successful career in the energy sector, in terms of energy policy analysis, energy management and 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...

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second 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. INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduateof mind Itemalue+oSn++???A????#? ?+???????????????????????????????????+S?++??????,??[email protected]#iItem????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????

A minimum of a second 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. INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduateof mind Itemalue+oSn++???A????#?...

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