Energy Economics and Policy MSc

Why choose this course?

Based in one of the top economics schools in the UK and accredited by the Energy Institute, this programme draws on our longstanding expertise in the field of energy economics, benefiting from the research capabilities of the Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC) in various fields of energy economics.

What you will study

The MSc Energy Economics and Policy provides a solid grounding in the economics of international oil and gas, the general principles of regulation, as well as an overview of energy in the world, energy policies and technology, and energy modelling.

You will gain a thorough understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Building on these foundations,the programme focuses on economic theory and policy issues affecting the energy sector. Furthermore, guidance in research methodology will ensure you develop the required to effectively undertake rigorous independent research.

Those wishing to work in research and/or policy-making in the field of energy will find this programme particularly relevant.

Course facts

Stag Hill

Global opportunities

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

Programme leader

MANDILARAS A Dr (Economics)

Our students

  • Fredrick Amariati, MSc Energy Economics and Policy

    "Surrey is one of the best choices I ever made in terms of academic and professional development, and I am happy to be where other great people leading the energy sector around the world once were."

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  • Geoffrey Tomaino, MSc Economics

    "The opportunity to live with individuals from a diverse set of nationalities was fantastic. Getting to swap food, stories, and overall culture from our respective countries was absolutely a highlight of my experience at Surrey."

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Our graduates

  • Ugbizi Ogar, MSc Energy Economics

    Ugbizi Ogar, an Energy Analyst for the International Energy Agency (IEA), shares his experience of studying energy economics at Surrey.

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  • Sina Zavertha, MSc Economics

    Sina Zavertha works as a Junior Economist in London, providing market insight, intelligence and consultancy for high profile clients in various sectors of the economy.

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  • Alumni: Tim Wood, MSc International Economics, Finance and Development

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The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.


Timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the course administrators.

Policies and regulations

Please refer to our academic regulations and student policies and regulations. These may be amended from time to time.

Learning and disability support

We have two services, the Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH) and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.

Student Personal Learning and Study Hub

SPLASH is a learning space in the Library where our learning development team is based. It comprises dedicated Student Learning Advisers and Information Skills Librarians who can assist you in developing your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.

Find out more about the study support available.

Additional Learning Support

ALS is the University’s disability and neurodiversity service which supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (for example: dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (for example: autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).

Students are encouraged to disclose their condition and register with the service so that they can be appropriately supported during their studies.

The ALS team can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for Disabled Students' Allowance and screen students for dyslexia and dyspraxia. Regular study skills and mentoring support is also provided to students where appropriate.

See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree (a good UK 2.2) in economics.

Applicants without a Bachelors degree in economics should normally hold a UK 2.1 degree (or equivalent qualification) in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or Computer Science.

Applicants who have a joint degree in economics and a related discipline, or who have had a wide involvement in the field of their desired specialisation will be considered.

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English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Recognition of prior learning

The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims. 

Please see the Code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.

Additional costs

There are associated costs with this programme: 

  • Books/stationery/admin: £70-110 - STATA software licence (6 or 12 months) and Eviews student software licence

Grand total: £70-110


Discounts for Surrey graduates

Thinking of continuing your education at Surrey? As an alumnus of Surrey you may be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught masters programme fees.

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Loans, scholarships and financial support

There are many streams of funding for postgraduate students including awards, scholarships and loans.

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Admission information

Our postgraduate admissions policy provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students. You can also read our postgraduate applicant guidance.

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Admissions enquiries

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