Taught course

Energy and Society

Durham University · Department of Anthropology

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Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 Honours degree from a UK institution (or the overseas equivalent) in any subject, or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Energy and Society is an innovative postgraduate course which looks at uses of energy in socio-technical perspectives. It will be of interest to engineers seeking to understand how and why technologies 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.

Graduates have pursued careers in the energy industry, in consultancy, in government and in community energy organisations. Using ideas from practice theory, notions of integrated energy systems, energy development and social science approach to energy, it draws together diverse disciplinary approaches and ensures that students can speak and read across disciplinary boundaries.

Core modules:

• Context and Challenges in Energy and Society

• Energy Society and Energy Practices

• Field Study

• Dissertation.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,000.00 per year
International students
£21,000.00 per year


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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