You will need either a bachelor degree in a relevant discipline from an institution acceptable to the University or relevant education and work experience that comprises suitable training for the programme.
If you have a qualification in an unrelated subject or an unconventional career path with diverse work experience, we will consider your application on its own merits.
English Language requirements
If your first degree was not taught in English, you will need to provide evidence of language ability as tested by the British Council or another registered body. This is equivalent to a score of 7.0 overall in the iELTS test, or 7.0 in both reading and writing.
We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly. Certain courses may have additional requirements, such as software to manage spreadsheets and run macros.
Months of entry
This MSc provides a detailed understanding of the transformative change in energy systems now under way around the world. It introduces you to key energy sources, the policies to regulate them, energy and climate governance and diplomacy, and the geopolitics of energy.
Information for international students
31 March 2019
How you study:
The programme is offered online and is fully supported by a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You study at a time and pace that suits you (subject to course-specific deadlines) using the study materials provided and support from a dedicated tutor.
You will have access through the VLE to study materials developed by academics at SOAS. These include a core subject guide for each course; key and further readings; and various online and multimedia tools.
When you register, you gain access to your Student Portal. You can then access your university email account and other key resources:
- The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) enables access to course materials, resources, and activities.
- A dedicated Associate Tutor, who you can contact with queries.
- The Online Library holds thousands of journal articles which you can access free of charge. A dedicated helpdesk is available if you have any difficulties in finding what you need.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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