Taught course

Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment

UCL - University College London · Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

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Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (economics, economics-plus, a science or engineering subject) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. A non-quantitative degree may, however, be considered provided that some aptitude, e.g. at A level, has been demonstrated for quantitative analysis. These requirements may be relaxed for mature students who can demonstrate aptitude and experience, for example, in business or government.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry


Course content

As the environment, climate and energy rapidly rise up the public agenda, there is a growing need for highly qualified practitioners to analyse these complex issues and relate them to policy implications. UCL’s Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment MSc trains students in the economics, policy and modelling skills needed to tackle global environmental challenges.

There is a global need for quantitative, practical environment and resource economists with a sound understanding of policy. 

This Master’s offers students the opportunity to acquire high-level, energy-environment-economy modelling skills,whilst also focussing on conceptual as well as mathematical aspects, appealing to students with both quantitative and non-quantitative first degrees.

The UCL Energy Institute is world leader in a range of areas covered by the programme, including energy systems, energy economics, energy and environmental policy and law and behavioural aspects of energy use.

Our sister institute, the UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources, provides additional expertise on resource economics. This area is increasingly important due to related challenges, such as climate change, resource exhaustion and energy affordability.

Asa student you will benefit from:

  • A world leading, multidisciplinary learning environment
  • Education from leading academics who boast a long-standing track-record of excellence in energy and environmental research
  • Our well-established relationships with key figures in industry, policyand academia, who often give guest lectures at our Institute
  • Access to our extensive alumni network, now within many influential international organisations concerned with energy and the environment
  • An inclusive environment that promotes global citizenship, and an ethos of equality and diversity
  • Studying in London, a city of culture at the heart of UK's seat of government and finance

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and project work. Assessment is through examination, coursework and by dissertation.

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 3370 1214