The MA Energy and Environmental Change is an interdisciplinary degree that combines international relations, law, business and sustainability studies. As such it provides a comprehensive examination of energy security, energy markets and climate change from global, regional and local perspectives. The degree equips students with knowledge of key intellectual frameworks and critical issues. The course offers an holistic approach to the dynamics governing energy'transition to a low'carbon economy nexus. Students are required to complete five interconnected core modules and may select one option module.
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- A good honours degree, namely a first class or upper second honours degree or equivalent in a social science discipline (politics, law, geography, history, sociology, development studies) or economics or business studies.
- Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide proof of competence in English. This will normally take the form of an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other elements.
- Applications need to be supported by either an academic reference written on the University letter-head or, in the case of candidates in employment, by a reference from the most recent employer familiar with the applicant's abilities and other qualities.
- Candidates will be admitted on the basis of an application accompanied by documentary evidence of meeting the above requirements. In some cases it may be necessary for the Course Leader to interview potential students either in person or by telephone or Skype.
- Applications from mid-career candidates are welcomed.
- The candidates are not expected to have prior experience in the energy or related sectors.