Taught course

Energy Policy (formerly titled Energy Policy for Sustainability)

University of Sussex · School of Global Studies

Entry requirements

A lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above in either a social or a natural science. Applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides a broad-based, social science training in energy and climate policy, focusing in particular on the role of technological innovation.

Our approach is interdisciplinary, practical and applied, providing you with the skills to analyse policy problems and to propose and evaluate viable policy solutions. The course provides you with an essential foundation for future careers in government, international organisations, the private sector and NGOs.

This MSc is unique in combining ideas from economics, innovation studies and policy studies while requiring no prior training in these fields.

You explore the opportunities, challenges and constraints in creating sustainable and low-carbon energy systems throughout the world. You investigate real-world policy problems in a range of countries, engage with concepts and debates from a number of disciplines, and draw on the latest research and practice in this field.

You will be taught by internationally recognised faculty from SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit and the Sussex Energy Group (SEG), one of the largest energy policy research groups in the world.

Take this opportunity to join a generation of graduates taking on the challenge of creating sustainable energy systems.

Information for international students

Please visit: International qualifications for Masters courses or Fees and Scholarships.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Please visit our website for latest fees information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/2017/business-management-and-economics/energy-policy-formerly-titled-energy-policy-for-sustainability-msc

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study. For full details of our scholarships please visit: Masters Scholarships

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
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