This Master's program raises the fundamental questions of what sustainable energy might be and what a low carbon transition might look like from different perspectives.

The program is highly relevant to both the public sector and the private sector. Knowledge of sustainable development, energy, and environmental challenges are expected to increase sharply in the future. Such social change also requires new ways of thinking. In-depth knowledge in these areas will, therefore, be on high demand. The multidisciplinary approach of this master will undoubtedly strengthen the relevance of social science graduates for both the public and private sectors.

Through this program, students will gain advanced knowledge of national and international energy politics and policy and, among other things, analyze the relationships between energy, risk, societal safety, and sustainable development.

Student exchange

During the study period, there are possibilities for international student exchanges at one of our partner universities in Scandinavia, Europe, or Australia.

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Learning outcomes

It is expected that the students after completing the master will have/be able to:

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of energy carriers, energy technologies, energy challenges, digitalization and ICT related to energy system integration.
  • Advanced knowledge of transition theory and other theoretical perspectives on politics and policy changes.
  • Advanced knowledge of national and international energy politics and policy.
  • Advanced knowledge of the challenges associated with a low carbon transition, and how this affects both societal structures and individual lives in an intersectional perspective.
  • Advanced knowledge of strategies and actions necessary for a low carbon transition.
  • Knowledge of the relationships between energy, risk, societal safety, and sustainable development.
  • Advanced knowledge of the geopolitics and biopolitics of energy and environmental policy.
  • Knowledge of energy markets, resource economics, and innovation.

Skills

  • Critically assess different sources of information, and use them to structure and develop an academic argument.
  • Apply different theories for analytical purposes.
  • Work independently with practical and theoretical problem-solving.
  • Conduct an independent research project.
  • Apply an advanced understanding of political and policy issues related to sustainable energy politics and policy in practice.

General competencies

  • Critically apply and evaluate relevant literature, theories, policy proposals, and recommendations.
  • Apply their knowledge and skills in various energy-related fields.
  • Communicate research, analysis, and conclusions, making effective oral and written presentations.
  • Contribute to the strategies and solutions for a sustainable society.

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Career prospects

This master's program in social sciences is highly relevant to both the public and the private sector. Knowledge of sustainable development, energy, and environmental challenges is expected to increase sharply in the future. Such social change also requires new ways of thinking. In-depth knowledge in these areas will, therefore, be on high demand. The multidisciplinary approach of this master will undoubtedly strengthen the relevance of social science graduates for both the public and private sectors.

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Program taught in:
English

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Last updated February 3, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2019
Duration
2 years
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Price
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