The commitment to quality at the Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC) in the University of Surrey’s School of Economics has been demonstrated again through the re-accreditation of our MSc programme in Energy Economics and Policy by the Energy Institute (EI).
Covering the period from 2013-2017, the accreditation follows on from the same endorsement given to the programme for the 2008-2012 period. As well as a demonstration of the continued quality of the programme, the accreditation also has a real impact on students. Past applicants have even found that the EI endorsement has helped them obtain student visas and permission from employers to study the course.
The accreditation process itself involved a team from the EI visiting the University to examine the course, meet staff, and talk with current students and alumni. The panel commented on the impressive use of guest lecturers on the course, as well as commending the way staff nurture peer support among students, the quality of the School’s facilities and the links the course has with industry.
Our MSc Energy Economics and Policy programme focuses on economic and policy issues affecting the energy industry around the world, and is of particular relevance to students wishing to work in policy-making in the energy area.
The EI is the professional body for the energy industry, aiming to deliver good practice and professionalism across the sector. The stated purpose of the EI is “to develop and disseminate knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safer, more secure and sustainable energy system”.