School of GeoSciences

MSc Energy, Society and Sustainability

MSc Energy, Society and Sustainability

About the programme

About the programme
Information on the course and why you should study at Edinburgh.

Degree structure

Degree structure, teaching and assessment
The programme consists of four core modules (20 credits each, two core courses per semester), two optional modules (20 credits, one for each semester) and a 60 credit dissertation.


Students will carry out various field trips across the year.

Careers & network

Careers and network
The employable skills you will learn.

Teaching staff

Academic practice Learning outcomes
The Energy, Society & Sustainability MSc programme is taught by a number of energy and society experts from across the schools of Geosciences and Social & Political Sciences.

Programme costs & funding options

Programme costs and funding options
Find out details of programme costs and scholarship or funding options.

Films about the programme

Dr Dan Van der Horst Video Screengrab
Take a look at our short films from Programme Co-Directors Dr Dan Van der Horst and Dr Jamie Cross to hear more about this exciting new programme.

Social media

Social media
Interact with us via a range of social media channels.

Contact us

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any queries.

Apply now and entry requirements

We strongly recommend that all applications for study by submitted no later than 15 June 2018. Late applications from Home /  EU students may be considered, and from International students in exceptional circumstances.

Download our pdf flyer with programme summary, entry requirements and tuition fees:


Please note that field trip locations may change based on availability or for reasons outwith our control including those of a political nature.