The importance of well-functioning energy markets to the global economy cannot be exaggerated. As the energy mix employed by countries around the world becomes increasingly diversified, there also arises the need to develop a workforce suited to this dynamic sector.
The MSc in Energy Finance & Markets programme applies principles of financial and resource economics to prepare students for careers in old and new energy markets and industries, as well as the public sector. Whether you are already working in the industry but looking at a career change or indeed you are looking to advance your employment opportunities with further study, this programme will help you to increase your knowledge and skillset further.
Learning will be through a combination of lectures, set reading, class discussions, exercises, group-work assignments. In their first term (Sep-Dec) students will undertake a number of core courses and will have the opportunity to add to this with a mix of core and option courses in the second term. Finally, students will be tasked with a dissertation, which is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug).
The MSc in Energy Finance and Markets will expose students to practical application of financial modelling and analytical techniques widely employed in the execution of energy projects, as well as those used for trading execution in the wider energy market. Ideal for individuals seeking to work within the Energy or Finance industries as well as Public Sector in a wide range of roles from analyst to advisor or project manager.
The programme incorporates significant input from energy industry and energy commodities trading executives. The programme will regularly host guest speakers and students will have the opportunity to work with industry partners to develop cutting edge trading and project solutions within consultancy projects sponsored by energy firms and commodity trading desks of financial and oil and gas institutions.
Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements.
You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification.
An undergraduate degree in business, finance, economics, engineering or a social or physical science is normally required.
As the energy mix employed by countries around the world becomes increasingly diversified, there also arises the need to develop academic curricula designed to educate a new workforce suited to this dynamic sector.
By the conclusion of the programme, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of key theoretical finance and economic concepts underpinning the operations in global and regional energy markets
- Demonstrate knowledge of how key regional and global energy markets (Oil & Gas, electricity etc.) are structured and how they work.
- Have in-depth understanding of the relationships existing among the key global energy markets; for example, how gas prices translate into less demand for coal and other energy commodities.
- Conduct financial appraisal of energy projects within relevant regulatory contexts.
- Trade energy commodities on global and regional markets’ exchanges/trading platforms by using state of the art software packages and harnessing the power of relevant real-time energy industry data.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the role played by global, regional and national policies in shaping the demand and supply of energy commodities, as well as relevant energy mixes.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the complex nature of global energy markets, especially the Oil & Gas markets, which incorporates supply from developing countries with varied market/operational structures.
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Last updated December 16, 2015