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- Full-time, Part-time
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- 1 year
This degree combines studies in engineering and entrepreneurship. It is offered by the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences but includes contributions from all Engineering disciplines, and from the Edinburgh Business School (EBS).
September 2024 entry
The deadline for applications from UK students is 30 August 2024. For EU and overseas applicants, we guarantee to consider applications submitted by 2 August 2024.
MSc Energy with Entrepreneurship
Energy is an essential component of our existence. The cost, availability and efficient utilisation of energy are increasingly important in the strategies of governments world-wide, as they realise that the 'raw material' for most of the energy used today has a finite life, and the potential for renewable energy increases.
Large industries and small households alike depend on a reliable provision of energy. Energy includes not only electricity, but also heat and transportation.
Expertise in energy
This one-year MSc degree will make you aware of the relationship between demand and supply of energy, a relationship that consists of much more than its technical component. It includes political, economic and social issues and has to be viewed on a global as well as a local scale with respect to energy provision, consumption and the costs it might incur – both in the monetary as well as environmental terms.
We try to reflect the broad range of disciplines covering energy in this multi-disciplinary degree, which offers courses relevant to energy resources, power generation, process engineering, environmental legislation and environmental impact assessment, energy in buildings, as well as business courses in collaboration with the Edinburgh Business School.
It is the aim of the Energy with Entrepreneurship MSc/Diploma to provide a balanced, integrated degree programme which will equip the participant with the tools needed to positively influence their organisation. By developing new business strategies relevant to 'energy', or in reacting to the growing portfolio of environmental legislation. Courses are supported by industrial suppliers and users of energy, who are committed to an ethical environmental policy.
Develop skills in entrepreneurship
MSc Energy with Entrepreneurship is a unique duel-focused programme which develops skills in generating ideas and builds understanding of the commercial world.
Across three mandatory courses in entrepreneurship, students will learn about enterprise, creativity, entrepreneurship and commercial awareness and planning in energy sectors.
- Foundations of Energy
- Entrepreneurship & Creativity
- Technology Futures and Business Strategy
- Critical Analysis and Research Preparation
- Entrepreneurial Venturing
Choose two optional course in Semester 1 and one optional courses in semester 2 from a wide range of courses in the subject of energy including:
- Renewable Energy Technologies
- Principles of Environmental and Energy Economics
- Electrical Power Systems
- Making Economic Policy
- Climate Change, Sustainability and Adaption
- Demand Management and Energy Storage
- Project Management
- Business Economics
Fees and funding
Scholarships and bursaries
We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.
View our full range of postgraduate scholarships.
A First or Second Class Honours Degree in an engineering discipline or in the physical or chemical sciences. The degree can be from a British or overseas university. Different degrees, together with relevant industrial experience, will be considered.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we'll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:
- 20 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.0 with no skill lower than 4.5)
- 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.0 with minimum of 5.0 in writing and no skill lower than 4.5)
- 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no skill lower than 5.0)
- 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with no skill lower than 5.5)
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