City, University of London

Course Introduction

This master's course fully equipped to operate effectively in this highly competitive international industry. You?ll gain a solid foundation in energy economics, markets and trading, and be able to formulate strategy for fossil fuels, electricity and renewables. Your studies will encompass energy transportation, especially seaborne and are rounded off with extensive study of finance and financial markets and essential transferrable skills in accounting and IT. You can complement your core modules with optional modules and, if you wish, an independent research project.

On the Energy, Trade and Finance master?s programme, you will: develop your knowledge and understanding of generation from exhaustible and renewable sources, demand determinants, transportation, trading, pricing and risk; demonstrate a systematic understanding of corporate finance, as well as financial markets, institutions and instruments; understand and critically evaluate current international issues in energy and commodities, finance and trade; formulate decisions in the energy sub-sectors of oil, gas, electricity, involving aspects such as refinery/petrochemical economics, energy transport solutions (pipeline/ship), generation and distribution of electricity, and managing energy risk; analyse factors affecting the energy, finance and commodity trade sectors.

Graduates from the Energy, Trade and Finance course are typically employed in positions related to energy, metals and agricultural commodities, shipping/freight operations, finance, consultancy and industry.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £25,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £25,500 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £25,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution. Some level of previous study in finance or quantitative methods is preferred.
  • International entry requirements: If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take the test. If you have studied a 2+2 degree with just two years in the UK you will be required to provide IELTS results and possibly to resit the tests to meet our requirements.