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Energy, Society and Sustainability

University of Edinburgh

Venues

Central Campus

Content

Energy comes in many forms. Its availability in the landscape such as coal, wind or the sun, must be transformed into electricity. It is then carried in pipes and grids to where it is needed, in order to power our everyday lives.

All this takes materials and has an economic, environmental and human cost. Yet, energy is essential to everyday human life and at the heart of sustainability. To address global climate change, the world needs a fast but fair transition to a low-carbon society.

The MSc in Energy, Society and Sustainability equips you with an understanding of how different societies can address the challenge of balancing energy with sustainability. It brings together a social, political, economic, and environmental understanding of low-carbon technologies.

You will explore the risks, costs, and benefits of transitioning to low-carbon energy in a globalised world.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent.

A UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with relevant work experience, a strong personal statement and supportive reference may also be considered.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Faculty

College of Science and Engineering

Department

Geosciences

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.ed.ac.uk

Career Area

Engineering

Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy