This one year full-time, or two year part-time course is aimed at graduates with a background in a number of different fields (including Economics, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Environmental Science and Physics) who are keen to pursue a career in the energy and environmental markets sector.
This course is aimed at those seeking to pursue a career in the rapidly-developing global energy and environmental finance industry. It is estimated that $38 trillion is required to meet projected energy demand by 2035 and that energy providers and investors in the energy markets are faced with a multitude of tasks. The course will advance your understanding of finance theory, with a specific focus on the practical aspects of energy-environmental financial markets, encouraging you to develop creative and analytical approaches to problem-solving in the energy-environment sphere and enhance your interpersonal and leadership skills.
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.
On successful completion of the programme students should be able to:
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.
Programme Goal 2: Knowledge: Our graduates will be effective communicators in the energy-environment space and the implications for global business.
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.
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.
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.
Critically assess the theory and practice underpinning financial and natural capital in business operations (PG1).
Employ theoretical, statistical and financial modelling in addressing the implications of increasing energy demands and the climatic implications on the economy (PG1).
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 (PG2).
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 (PG2).
Undertake and present a detailed analysis of core energy industry valuation/risk management situations in written and oral forms (PG3).
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.
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 (PG4).
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 (PG4).
Draw on personal and colleagues' cognitive and practical talents to promote effective and ethical business practices (PG5).
Engage in collaborative learning by completing business projects and assignments as part of a team (PG5).