MSc Economics & Policy of Energy and Environment appoints new Course Director
27 February 2015
UCL-Energy Senior Researcher Will McDowall has been appointed to take over as Course Director of UCL Energy Institute’s MSc Economics & Policy of Energy and Environment. Will joined UCL in 2010, having previously been a Policy Advisor with the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE), in Canada, where he worked on climate change policy and governance.
The aim of the Masters in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment (MSc in EPEE) which started in September 2013 is to give its students the essential knowledge that they need to understand, analyse and manage environment-energy-economy interactions. This is now a global agenda of increasing importance to business, policy makers and civil society in all countries.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The UCL Energy Institute is a leading centre for research into a range of areas covered by the course, such as energy systems, energy economics, energy & environmental policy and law, as well as behavioural aspects of energy use. UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR), sister Institute of UCL-Energy, provides additional expertise on, e.g. environmental and resource economics. These areas are rapidly increasing in importance due to numerous related challenges, such as climate change, resource exhaustion, energy affordability and energy security. On graduation the students will have in-depth expertise in a number of specific areas of analysis, which is rooted in a broad understanding of economy-environment interactions as a whole.