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The MSc in Sustainable Finance (formerly called the MSc in Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance) from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is highly regarded within the energy and renewables industry. Our graduates go on to occupy positions in both the public and private sectors.

84% of our graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. Source: Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey, published December 2023.

Potential careers for our graduates include:

Companies hiring our graduates

Alumni Insights

Tom Crumlish

MSc Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance 2022, Junior Portfolio Analyst at Abbey Capital

“The course gave me an understanding of the fundamentals of finance with a focus on an area where one could make a positive societal impact. The lectures were interesting and insightful, delivered by industry veterans and leading academics. Although challenging, the coursework tangibly related to a working environment. A background in finance coupled with an understanding of renewable energy and ESG definitely made REEF students stand out when job searching.”

Sarah Nolan

MSc Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance 2020, Client Trading Analyst at ElectroRoute

"This course gave me invaluable exposure to industry professionals across a multitude of areas within the Sustainable Finance and Energy sectors via lecturers and industry guest speakers. These contacts and the knowledge they provided opened doors for both myself and my classmates and allowed us to begin our careers on the best footing. I obtained an internship with ElectroRoute following a guest lecture and have remained with the company,working to decarbonise and diversify Ireland’s energy system."

UCD Careers Network

The UCD Smurfit Career Development Centre team will work with you to define your career path and support you in developing the career-related skills, know-how, and confidence to pursue your post-MSc career goals.

Our holistic programme is designed to support you at key points in your career development.  Our programme is structured into three key stages, designed to support you in building and driving your own career.

A variety of workshops, events, one-to-one career appointments and access to a range of online tools and resources prepare you for future opportunities. 

Learn more about the UCD Careers Network 

Getting Started: Set-up for Success

Building Career Skills & Professional Networks

Success at Interview and Professional Brand Building

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