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Contact details

Ms Maria Stavrinakis

Email: australia@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +61 8 8110 9960

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

AUD$32,250 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

AUD$32,250 (FT)

There is a small number of highly competitive Santos and BHP Billiton Scholarships available for prospective students.

Further information is available on the UCL Australia Scholarships website.

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

More information

Prospectus Entry

UCL Australia

Key facts

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Interdisciplinary: not an assessed unit
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Energy and Resources Management MSc

Taught at UCL Australia, this two-year programme is designed to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary theory and practice in the sustainable management of energy and natural resources. Uniquely, the programme is a degree of UCL and also meets the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Degree summary

What will I learn?

The programme places particular emphasis on policy, strategy and planning. Students develop a depth and breadth of technical and practical skills, up-to-date energy and resources sector knowledge, and have the opportunity to complete a unique and substantial research project with a relevant industrial or governmental partner.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

UCL Australia, is the first UCL campus outside of the UK, and is located in state-of-the-art refurbished facilities in the centre of Adelaide, South Australia's capital city.

Students and business partners of UCL Australia are able to access the full breadth of UCL's immense expertise in energy and resources-related issues, while South Australia provides excellent opportunities to explore energy and resources issues in context.

This MSc binds together industrial knowledge and expertise in the energy and resources sector. Graduates of the programme gain an internationally-recognised Master's qualification from one of the world's foremost universities.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 2 years; Part-time 3-5 years

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. In year one the programme consists of four core modules and four optional modules. In year two students can follow either a Coursework stream (the four remaining optional modules listed and two research projects) or a Research stream (industry research project).

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) is offered.

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) is offered.

Core Courses

  • Economics of Energy, Resources and the Environment
  • Law for Energy and Resources
  • Resource Development and Sustainable Management
  • Energy Technologies
  • Either Research Projects A and B (for Coursework stream)
  • Or Industry Research Project (for Research stream)


  • International Policy and Geopolitics of Energy and Resources
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation
  • Project Management
  • Climate Change Modelling and Policy
  • Political Economy of Oil and Gas
  • Financing Resource Projects
  • Water Resources Management
  • Social Licensing


All MSc students undertake a research project as part of their study programme. For those who select the coursework stream, they are required to complete two short research projects (16 credits), whilst the students undertaking the research stream complete an industry research project (60 credits).

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, problem-based learning and workshops. Each taught course will be assessed by a three-hour examination (60%) and coursework (40%). The industry research project is assessed by a dissertation and supported by an oral defence, whilst the short research projects are assessed by a short dissertation and an oral defence.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class (upper division) UK or Australian Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline (for example, engineering, economics, science, law or business) or an equivalent qualification. Alternatively, an Australian undergraduate degree plus at least five years' work experience in a relevant industry or government sector (for example, energy and resource companies, policy organisations, regulatory bodies). Equivalent international qualifications are also acceptable.

Part-time study is not available for certain visa categories. Please go to www.immi.gov.au for more information.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply


Applications for the MSc programme are made through the online application form which is available on the UCL Australia website

Who can apply?

The programme is designed for recent graduates seeking to work in the energy and resources sector. It will also appeal to professionals who have been in the workplace for some time and are now looking to change the focus of their career or to change sector.


The MSc aims to prepare students for careers with a focus on policy development, strategy and planning in corporations operating in the energy or resources sectors or in government departments whose remit covers these sectors. UCL Australia places the needs of the energy and resources business sector at the centre of all that it does. By working closely with industry, business consultancies and government departments in Australia and beyond we seek to ensure that our MSc curriculum produces highly employable graduates.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

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