Join the international energy industry. Our MSc Energy, Trade and Finance provides a solid understanding of energy economics, marketing and trading. You gain a combination of highly applicable quantitative, software and accounting skills. Accredited by the UK Energy Institute (EI) students have free membership throughout the academic year, which gives discounted access to networking events and opens a wide range of opportunities for employment within the energy sector. Delivered through the Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance this degree offers high quality teaching through industry leading experts and is widely recognised and valued by practitioner and academics in the field.You needn’t have any prior knowledge of energy, commodities, shipping or finance, although you should be comfortable with quantitative methods (mathematics and statistics). Objectives You’ll emerge from this master's course fully equipped to operate effectively in this highly competitive international industry. You’ll gain a solid foundation in energy economics, markets and trading, and be able to formulate strategy for fossil fuels, electricity and renewables. Your studies will encompass energy transportation, especially seaborne and are rounded off with extensive study of finance and financial markets and essential transferrable skills in accounting and IT. You can complement your core modules with optional modules and, if you wish, an independent research project.
On the Energy, Trade and Finance master’s programme, you will:
- Develop your knowledge and understanding of generation from exhaustible and renewable sources, demand determinants, transportation, trading, pricing and risk.
- Demonstrate a systematic understanding of corporate finance, as well as financial markets, institutions and instruments.
- Understand and critically evaluate current international issues in energy and commodities, finance and trade.
- Formulate decisions in the energy sub-sectors of oil, gas, electricity, involving aspects such as refinery/petrochemical economics, energy transport solutions (pipeline/ship), generation and distribution of electricity, and managing energy risk.
We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice. To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:
- eleven core courses (10-20 credits each) and five electives (10 credits each)
- three electives (10 credits each) and an Applied Research Project (20 credits)
- one elective (10 credits) and a Business Research Project (40 credits)
- A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution. - Some level of previous study in finance or quantitative methods is preferred
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