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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.


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, students must complete eleven core modules. In the summer term students can complete a research project, two option modules or in a small number of cases, apply for a limited number of possible internships. With any possible internship opportunity students have to go through a competitive recruitment process, including interviews with employers, to be selected.

Semester 1Semester 2Summer Term 

2 option modules

+ 1 of following


Note: option modules listed are indicative of what has been delivered in previous years. What is offered each academic year is subject to change.

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).

On successful completion of the programme students should be able to:

Programme Goals:

Programme Learning Outcomes:

Programme Goal 1: Our graduates will be current in their knowledge of the theory and practice of global energy markets and the developing environmental markets.

Critically assess the theory and practice underpinning financial and natural capital in business operations.

Employ theoretical, statistical and financial modelling in addressing the implications of increasing energy demands and the climatic implications on the economy.

Programme Goal 2: Knowledge: Our graduates will be effective communicators in the energy-environment space and the implications for global business.

Synthesise and summarise data, information and results from market and non-market models to professionally communicate outcomes of the analysis and their recommendations to key stakeholders.

Select and use appropriate communication strategies (oral, written & visual) to effectively communicate challenges in the energy-environmental space and to advance objectives to meet these challenges.

Programme Goal 3: Analytical and Critical Thinking: Our graduates will be able to analyse energy and environmental policy, industry and market interactions and will be able to critically evaluate suitable modelling issues and their relevance to the wider economy.

Undertake and present a detailed analysis of core energy industry valuation/risk management situations in written and oral forms.

Utilise relevant financial, market and non-market information, drawing on appropriate databases and literature. They will possess the skills to interpret existing and/or original research using quantitative tools to inform the business/policy decision making process.  

Programme Goal 4: Our graduates will be able to comment critically on the relevance and impact of financial and natural capital valuation, asset allocation and risk management methods to the wider economy.

Demonstrate an understanding of diverse business perspectives with respect to financial and natural capital, and analyse the impact of individual and collective use of economic and financial models on the business environment.

Devise and develop economic-financial model methods and decision making structures that are appropriate for all agents exposed to the energy-environmental space by working both individually and collaboratively to complete informative projects.

Programme Goal 5: Personal and Professional Development: Our graduates will be able to engage in collaborative learning and will be able to promote ethical business practices.

Draw on personal and colleagues’ cognitive and practical talents to promote effective and ethical business practices.

Engage in collaborative learning by completing business projects and assignments as part of a team.


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