Taught course

Energy Policy and Finance

University of St Andrews · School of Economics and Finance

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.

A CV or résumé. This should include your personal details with a history of your education and employment to date.

A personal statement of purpose. This should be typed, double-spaced, and no more than 1,000 words, addressing the following questions:

What key experiences (academic, professional, and/or other) have contributed to your commitment to work on energy issues?

What are your personal and/or professional goals?

And why is enrolment in the MSc in Energy Policy and Finance critical in helping you achieve your goals?

Two original signed references. If you completed your last degree within the last three years, at least one of those references must be an academic reference. Professional references are also welcome.

Academic transcripts and degree certificates.

Months of entry


Course content

The challenge of creating a better energy future for us all is both urgent and complex. It is much more than a technical challenge – it is also a societal, policy, and financial challenge.

The MSc in Energy Policy and Finance has been specifically designed to match and address this complexity. This one-year programme will equip students with knowledge, critical insights, and practical skills necessary for understanding and helping to shape, manage and evaluate energy policy, and interpret and operate within energy markets and finance.
Emphasising the development of practical skills, and involving external partners from the realms of policy, industry, and finance, the MSc in Energy Policy and Finance 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.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you may need to provide an English language test score to evidence your English language ability. See approved English language tests and scores for this course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1334 46 2032