The Energy and Environmental Change MA 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 a 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.
The course combines expertise from:
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Westminster Business School
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
Global Politics of Energy and Environmental Change
Regional Dimensions of Energy Security
International Energy and Climate Change Law
Strategy and Policy: Energy and Sustainability
Environmental Policy, Assessment and Climate Change
Dissertation (12,000 words)
Indicative option modules
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 letterhead 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.
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