Entry requirements

  • We encourage applicants from a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds to apply, creating an excellent environment for interdisciplinary shared learning.
  • A 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
  • Applicants disciplinary backgrounds may include but are not limited to:
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Geography
  • Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Economics & Finance
  • Business
  • Anthropology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Humanities

The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Energy Ethics explores how we balance our energy demands with our concerns about anthropogenic climate change. How can we make sense of the complexity of our energy systems and address challenges of energy security and equity? What can we do to create better energy future for us all?

The challenge of creating a better energy future for us all is both urgent and complex. The MSc in Energy Ethics has been specifically designed to match and address this complexity. It brings together academic experts from across arts, humanities, social and natural sciences to offer an in-depth, interdisciplinary understanding of global, national and local energy challenges.

Emphasising the development of practical skills, and involving external partners from the realms of policy, industry, and finance, the MSc in Energy Ethics offers more than an academic qualification. It equips students with the knowledge and competencies that will enable them to define and pursue new and diverse career trajectories in the field of energy – both within and outside of academia.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of St Andrews is committed to attracting the very best students, regardless of financial circumstances. Find out more about the scholarships and postgraduate loans available.

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

Course contact details

The Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies The Old Burgh School Abbey Walk St Andrews KY16 9LB
Phone +44 (0)1334 46 2032