Taught course

Strategic Studies and Energy Security MSc

University of Aberdeen · School of Social Science

Entry requirements

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Months of entry

January, September

Course content


This is a very useful and highly regarded programme which feeds into our constant need to keep energy flowing across the supply chain and ensure a degree of certainty in operations across the world.

MSc Strategic Studies and Energy Security specifically looks at risks involved in the energy industry, its production and viability at times of conflict, price issues and its reliability. You study strategic theory, energy politics, global security, international energy security, strategic theory, energy politics, global security issues, and international energy security.

Courses include: Strategic Theory, Energy Politics, Introduction to Energy Economics, Global Security Issues, International Energy Security, and your Dissertation.


Industry Links and Careers

The University is well connected to the energy industry which operates out of the city. Many FTSE 100 companies are located in Aberdeen and run their operations from the city internationally. Energy companies are also served by niche service and product companies to support the supply of oil and gas specifically. There is a need for highly qualified professionals within both vocational and business management areas of the industry.

Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You benefit from two complementary subject areas which provide a strength of knowledge when combined to address energy security issues. Your pogramme comes from research, collaboration and industy needs which have been assessed across the entire energy supply chain. Aberdeen City is a major world hub for the oil and gas industry and the University has been learning from it since the 1970s oil boom.
  • Many lessons have been learned from the energy industry in terms of strategic issues which have provided a valuable point of learning for other industries.

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September, January
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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