Taught course

Energy Management

University of Stirling · Stirling Management School

Entry requirements

A lower second class Honours degree from a UK university, or an equivalent qualification. The qualification need not be in Economics: most subjects are acceptable. Applicants with lower qualifications or special circumstances are also considered if they have relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc develops the knowledge and analytical skills needed to equip students for a successful career in the energy sector; whether this be in energy policy analysis, energy trading or energy planning. Energy security, energy prices and the environmental impacts of energy supply and use – including links to climate change problems – are key aspects of the global environment at present, and will become more pressing in the future. This course is aimed at students from a variety of backgrounds, including students with no previous training in economics or finance.

Course Objectives

On completing the course, you should have a good knowledge of how economic analysis can help understand problems related to energy; be able to analyse alternative energy policy options in terms of benefits and costs; have a good understanding of world energy markets; and be able to analyse the risks associated with energy options. You will have acquired the skills needed to structure, analyse and evaluate energy-related problems.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment24
Creative work10

Course contact details

Dr Ian Lange
+44 (0) 1786 467 276