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What will I learn?

As well as a comprehensive knowledge of finance, you will acquire an in-depth understanding of the economic and financial processes and procedures associated with the energy and environmental markets sector. You will also develop the professional and personal knowledge and skills necessary for a career in the energy and environmental markets.

Through this Masters you will gain:

A comprehensive understanding of the financial management decisions taken by firms to maximise 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 of environmental finance.

A strong emphasis on the development of interpersonal skills, leadership and problem-solving, as well as tracking recent developments, ensuring that graduates are well-informed on the industry and well-equipped to enter it.

How will I benefit? 

As the only Masters in the world covering both energy finance and environmental finance, this course offers an unrivalled level of specialisation in global energy and environmental markets and significant career opportunities.  Graduates of this programme are in high demand, both domestically and globally.

The invaluable knowledge of top-class academics combined with the participation of key figures from energy and environmental markets results in an especially rich and relevant curriculum. The breadth of the course content is reflected by the flexibility of the course (students can choose from three different pathways of completion) as well as the varied approach to assessment (examination, research papers, empirical projects, presentations, course work, internship/research project).

It provides a springboard for a career in a wide range of public and private sector organisations, from commercial and investment banks, and energy and environmental exchanges through to national governments and multilateral banks.

Curriculum

The curriculum encompasses the major theoretical aspects of energy and the environment in economics and finance, along with modules focusing upon the tools and techniques for evaluating a comprehensive range of global and regional energy-environment issues.

To complete the programme you have the option of pursuing either a twelve-module taught stream (ten core modules plus two option modules in the summer semester),  a research stream comprising ten core modules plus a research project (in the summer semester), or an internship stream comprising ten core modules plus an internship in the summer semester.

 

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The MSc in Energy and Environmental Finance programme is aimed at those who would like to pursue a career in the energy and environmental markets sector. The programme is suitable for students from a wide variety of disciplines such as finance/economics, environmental science, engineering, and mathematics. Given the increasing focus on climate change, this programme aims to augment the traditional financial capital approach to incorporate natural capital, which is crucial for building a sustainable global economy (Purpose).

The educational values of the programme are to provide students with the knowledge and skills to: critically evaluate a firms financial management decisions in the context of how they contribute to maximizing shareholder value along with the scarcity of energy resources and liberalisations in various energy markets; develop a critical awareness of the operation and functions of energy commodity markets and their pricing implications; apply statistical analysis techniques to the valuation and management of portfolios of financial securities, including green portfolios; develop a deep understanding of policy implications in the area of energy and the environment; and gain an enhanced knowledge of the principles and developments in the area of environmental finance (education and subject/discipline/professional values).

The learning environment consists of both theoretical and applied components. Lectures combine theory and practice and are complemented with small group tutorials. Students engage in autonomous learning though individual assignments including literature reviews. Team work is also encouraged through presentations of data analysis and case studies. Students also have access to state of the art financial databases in a designated dataroom. An optional internship programme is also integrated into the programme (the nature of the learning environment for students).

The programme uses multiple teaching, learning and assessment approaches. Modules are presented mainly by academics and also feature many guest lectures and presentations delivered by practitioners with significant industry experience. Industry experts in the area of environmental and energy finance also contribute to the design, delivery, and evolution of the curriculum. Assessment strategies include traditional exams, case study presentations and written reports. Group projects and presentations are also a key feature of this programme (key approaches to teaching, learning and assessment).

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