UCL Energy Institute


Frequently asked questions

See answers to some frequently asked questions about UCL's Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment MSc.

What are the entry requirements for this programme?

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (economics, economics-plus, a science or engineering subject) or an equivalent overseas qualification is usually required.

A non-quantitative degree may be considered provided that some aptitude (e.g. at A level) has been demonstrated for quantitative analysis.

These requirements may be relaxed for students who can demonstrate professional aptitude and experience.

How do I apply for this programme?

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places.

Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?
  • Economics graduates and those with a strong minor in economics.
  • Science and engineering graduates who want to make an interdisciplinary career in this expanding field.
  • Those with largely non-quantitative degrees who want to develop their quantitative skills and work in a more policy-related way.
What are we looking for?

When we assess your application, we would like to learn:

  • How your academic and professional background meets the demands of economics and policy of energy and the environment
  • Why you want to study economics and policy of energy and the environment at graduate level
  • What particularly attracts you to this programme at the UCL Energy Institute/UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources
  • Where you would like to progress professionally with your degree and how this programme meets these needs
  • The personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate why you’re suited to this programme.
What are the fees for this programme?

Find out more about UK, EU or Overseas fees on the UCL Graduate Prospectus.

Is there any funding available for students?

Find out more about scholarships on the UCL Scholarships website.