Masters | Postgraduate Course - Energy and Environmental Change MA Course Details within University of Westminster

University of Westminster
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Course Fees
Home/EU: £6,500.00 Overseas: £11,500.00
Start Month(s)
September and January
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Energy and Environmental Change MA

Study Details

MA 1 year Full-time

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.

Module details

Core modules

  • 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 Change and Transition to a Low-Carbon Society
  • Dissertation (12,000 words)

Indicative option modules

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Issues in Business and Law
  • Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration
  • Global Financial Markets
  • International Economics
  • Planning for Urban Risk and Resilience 
  • Policy, Governance and Democracy: International Perspectives

Entry Requirements

  • 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 at least 6.5.
  • Applications need to be supported by either an academic reference written on the University letter-head 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.