Master of Art Programs in Energy Studies

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Energy Studies

A Master of Arts program is a postgraduate course that provides specialized knowledge on a specific subject. Some master’s degrees are taught like undergraduate studies while others are focused on a research thesis.

What is an MA in Energy? A graduate field related to the study of human power needs, energy includes physical sciences and social studies. While mainly concerned with understanding larger energy needs, it also generally covers international law and business as they relate to the energy industry. Some universities offer instruction on subjects that include energy security, global climate change, and sustainable architecture. The institution you attend may have a certain emphasis to the program such as renewable energy or environmental change.

The improved analysis skills you acquire during your studies may serve you professionally and help you to better understand the patterns around you. Attention to detail and critical thinking are also skills that can help you with almost any career.

The fees for an MA program aren’t fixed and can vary considerably even within the same country. Obviously, some options are more affordable than others, and you may be able to find a program within your means. Many institutions even provide information regarding scholarships, loans, and outside assistance.

Following your graduation, you may find a career in an energy-related industry. Government departments are planning to use more alternative energy sources and sustainable building models as cities expand. Private businesses need architectural designs and energy-use plans that allow them to keep pace with tightening environmental impact standards. Typical job titles for your field include alternative energy developer, logistics manager, and intelligent building specialist.

Masters degrees are available at universities all over the world. If you’re interested in studying abroad, there are typically international programs available as well. If you are working full-time, it may be possible to find part-time education opportunities. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MA in Energy and Environmental Change

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

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. [+]

MA Degrees in Energy Studies. 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 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. The course combines expertise from: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Westminster Business School Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment The course is delivered in full-time and part-time mode with either September or January intake. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Global Politics of Energy and Environmental Change This module aims at evaluating the relevance of contemporary debates in international relations and political economy to the study of energy security, energy markets and climate change. It examines the political history of the modern energy systems and the role played by states and major private and state-owned companies. In addition, it explores the role of global institutions and their impact on the interplay between energy security, energy markets and climate change. It scrutinises issues that underpin key discussions in the energy and climate change area, such as development, limits to growth, transparency, sustainability and the role of civil society. The module... [-]

MArch in Sustainable and Energy Efficient Cities (MArch(SEEC))

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The MArch(SEEC) qualification is a one year full-time programme on sustainability and energy studies with a focus on cities, settlements, buildings and architecture. With a strong focus on the energy and climate change challenge, this multi-disciplinary programme aims to arm the graduates with an integrated range of competencies which will make them invaluable role players in decision making concerning the future/sustainability of cities and their built environment. [+]

The MArch(SEEC) qualification is a one year full-time programme on sustainability and energy studies with a focus on cities, settlements, buildings and architecture. With a strong focus on the energy and climate change challenge, this multi-disciplinary programme aims to arm the graduates with an integrated range of competencies which will make them invaluable role players in decision making concerning the future/sustainability of cities and their built environment. Besides the basic technical principles on a variety of the interventions/technologies at different scales, courses in the programme address a wide range of inter-related issues including policy frameworks, institutional structures, markets, behavior, finance and socio-economic dimensions. Benefits of the programme Arising from their inter-disciplinary skills and competencies, graduates of this qualification are expected to play a significant role in the transition processes towards greening cities and the economy as well as consumption and lifestyles in the South African, regional and global economies/markets. Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Compulsory courses to a total of 160 Credits: ARPL7010 - Understanding Cities of the South (20) ARPL7054 - Energy for Sustainable Cities (20) ARPL7055 - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Buildings (20) ARPL7040 - Research Methods (10) ARPL7056 - Research Report (in the field of SEEC) (90) Elective Course(s) from the Following Options, to a total of 20-Credits: ARPL7032 - Environmental Planning & Sustainable Development (20) ARPL7005 - Social and Technical Sustainability in Housing (20) Closing dates for applications October 31 – South African applicants August 30 – International applicants [-]