Master of Science in Energy Studies (Online)

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Program Type: MSc

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School of Global Economics and Development

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EUCLID’s online master in Energy Studies is closely related to the EUCLID’s MBA program in the same field. The difference is that the MBA program offers a strong MBA core + energy courses, whereas the MSc focuses exclusively and more deeply on energy technologies, issues, and policies.

EUCLID’s MBA in Energy Studies offers a strong MBA core capped with high-level courses covering oil and gas, renewable energy, energy business issues, etc. Graduates can expect to complete the program transformed and enhanced in their ability to make a difference in the global energy business.

This program exists in two variants: MSc in Energy Studies and MSc in Renewable Energy Studies. The online master in Renewable Energy is listed in the IRENA database. (Note: IRENA is the UN-affiliated intergovernmental organization dedicated to renewable energy policy, but it does not have a university charter. This program relies heavily on publications and papers publishers by IRENA. EUCLID’s ECOWAS headquarters state, The Gambia, is a full Member State of IRENA).


Academic Presentation

Energy is a major cause of concern for government agencies as well as for economic actors globally. In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, the future of nuclear energy is in question, but what can replace it? Solar, wind, thorium or some yet to be discovered technology? Oil itself – the miraculous energy source of the late 20th century, is widely believed to be peaking, and yet output is at an all-time high and prices still very low. What is the outlook for the next 20 years and what are the implications for private and public organizations alike?

These are some of the critical topics covered in EUCLID’s unique online Master in Energy Studies – unique because offered by an international intergovernmental organization committed to sustainable development, and unique for being delivered completely is distance / online format. The EUCLID online master in energy studies is also unique for blending science and technology with economics and finance to offer a comprehensive coverage of this broad topic.


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Applicants should have a relevant Bachelor’s degree issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU handbook/database or otherwise duly recognized/accredited. Similar or related backgrounds with adequate professional experience may be considered for Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) who may be admitted without the required educational credential if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested. Students are expected to be in a position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.

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Program Outline

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International Academic and Professional Paper Writing


Argumentation and Critical Thinking


Energy Business Overview


Global Energy Issues


Science and Technology for Energy Studies


Electrical Energy Module (Energy Grid)


Oil and Petrochemical Module


Energy Economics and Accounting


Renewable Energy Module

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Employment Outlook

This EUCLID MSc in Energy Studies provides outstanding professional and academic preparation to its students for successful careers in energy policy and administration, project management, team management in the energy business, etc. Our alumni have been successful in securing employment and promotions in government service and international organizations.

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