MSc in Energy and Environmental Finance

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Program Description

MSc in Energy and Environmental Finance

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

MSc in Energy and Environmental Finance

Who is the MSc Energy & Environmental Finance for?

The programme is aimed at those who want to pursue a career in the energy and environmental markets sector. The programme is suitable for graduates from a wide variety of disciplines including Finance/Economics, Engineering, Environmental Science and Mathematics.


The MSc in Energy & Environmental Finance aims to advance your understanding of finance theory, with a specific focus on the practical aspects of energy-environmental financial markets. It encourages you to develop creative and analytical approaches to problem-solving in the energy-environment sphere and to enhance your interpersonal and leadership skills.

What will I learn?

You will acquire a detailed understanding of the financial processes and procedures associated with the energy and environmental markets sector. You will also develop the knowledge and skills (both professional and personal) necessary for a career in the area of energy and environmental finance.

After completing the MSc Energy & Environmental Finance you will have:

  • A comprehensive understanding of firms' financial management decisions in the context of how they contribute to maximising shareholder value along with the scarcity of energy resources and liberalisations in various energy markets.
  • A critical awareness of the operation and functions of energy commodity markets and the pricing implications.
  • An enhanced knowledge of the principles and the developments in the area of environmental finance.
  • A critical awareness of the risk-return trade-off and its importance in assessing environmental investments, energy risk management and
  • firms' environmental decisions.
  • An applied knowledge of all quantitative methods required for modelling energy-environment markets

How will I benefit

The MSc Energy & Environmental Finance will prepare you for a specialist career in the global energy-environmental finance industry. Careers include investment banking, commodity trading, management consultancy, international government and business organizations.


Applications are now being accepted for this programme for the 2013/14 academic year. All applications must be submitted online. Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entry requirements for this programme before submitting their application.

The entry requirements for the MSc Energy & Environmental Finance programme are as follows:

You will need:

  • A primary degree in an appropriate field. These include Economics, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Physics or a related area.
  • Applicants must hold a minimum of a second-class honours degree (or equivalent) which includes mathematics.
  • High academic grades (your transcript should include grades for each subject taken).
  • Two completed reference forms from academic referees who can assess your intellectual ability, maturity and motivation. Part-time students can provide employer references.
  • Candidates may be asked to sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) subject to individual application

Please Note: Degree awards (levels, categories, classification) vary greatly across countries. International students are urged to contact the Admissions Office to get clarification on equivalent grades and the grades required for entry to this Masters programme. The UCD GPA system ranges from 4.2 downwards, unlike many other universities for which it is 4.0.

If English is not your first language an English language qualification is required for admission to all of our programmes. The exception to this rule is if you have completed your primary degree or an entire third level qualification through English, in an English speaking country.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 1, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
12 - 24 months
Part time
Full time
14,900 EUR
- EU, €16,500 - Non-EU
Ireland - Dublin, County Dublin
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Sept. 2019
Ireland - Dublin, County Dublin
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