The global energy system is undergoing a process of rapid change. Escalating demand, constraints on supplies, increasing energy prices, regulatory pressures to reduce carbon emissions, changing demographics and patterns of energy use and supply, mean that industry, economies and societies face complex challenges and uncertainties that could become more extreme in the future.
Both government and industry need to be able to understand and adapt to this changing context, managing these transformations where possible, exploiting emerging opportunities, and acting to reduce risk. The changing energy landscape requires professionals with a global knowledge of the complex technical, economic, geopolitical and policy issues facing the global energy system.
This is an intensive course- with a small intake of students- the aim being to produce students who will be future leaders in management in the energy sector. Students will gain a rigorous analytical training and in-depth real world knowledge of the global energy system in all its facets, giving them an unrivalled edge in the energy job market.
We place a real emphasis on maximising the employability of our graduates from this programme; key to this is exposing our students to industry and industry to our students.
We have designed this course to maximise the opportunities for industry engagement, both by bringing external industry leaders in to engage with our students, but also be enabling our students to participate in industry events such as the Scottish Oil Club. In addition we organise field trips to give students a first-hand understanding of key energy issues, and the opportunity to engage with energy professionals on the ground.
Further, while on the course as Learning Affiliates of the Energy Institute, Strathclyde's GEM students are entitled to free Energy Institute membership. With this membership, comes access to a wealth of energy related information, significant discounts to attend conferences and seminars and many opportunities to meet professionals across the energy sector.
Perhaps most importantly, the summer internship/placement offers the opportunity to work closely with an organisation involved in the energy industry. We can't overstate the importance of this aspect of the degree for employability; this year we have already seen a number of placements generating fulltime and permanent job offers for our students.
UK/EU - £10,000; Non EU - £16,000
The degree is designed around five core taught classes. Students may also take a summer internship and attend forums delivered throughout the year, the Global Energy Forum, delivered by leading outside experts in energy-related fields.
Global Energy Forum
Students can choose from postgraduate course offerings available in the Business School, Engineering or HASS faculties.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
The Strathclyde GEM post-graduate degree is aimed at highly-motivated, outstanding individuals who already hold a first degree and have work experience in energy and related fields - such as carbon management - or wish to gain the expertise needed to work in them.
Potential students should ideally have a first degree with a minimum 2:1 standing but applications are welcome from candidates with significant high calibre industry or government experience.
In addition to academic qualifications, you must also be able to show that you have a sufficient grasp of English. If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your proficiency before you can begin the course, and you are strongly advised to take the IELTS or the TOEFL test examination. Please note that some courses may require a higher test result. You should check at the time of application what standard of English Language proficiency is required for your course of interest.
More information about IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) can be obtained from the local British Council office in your country, or by writing directly to the Examinations Unit, British Council, c/o Enterprises, 10 Spring Gardens, London. SW1A 2BN.
You can find out more about TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) from the American Embassy in your own country, or by contacting the Education Testing Service, PO Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA.
The University's English Language Teaching department offers pre-entry and pre-sessional courses for new international students from April each year. Full fee paying students are entitled to one month of the pre-sessional English course free of charge.
At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.
Less than 1% of business schools in the world hold "triple accreditation" - Strathclyde is one of them. Currently, only a handful of business schools out of around 3500 worldwide have been fully accredited.
These accreditations are rigorous processes that involve assessment of numerous aspects of the school and its programmes. Typically, this involves the business school submitting an in-depth self-analysis report for scrutiny by these bodies, followed by a visiting panel and the consequent interviewing of current students, staff, alumni, corporate clients and employers. These bodies have no obligation to make an award - indeed, many business schools are unsuccessful in their application. All the more reason for us to promote this achievement.
In addition to triple accreditation, Strathclyde Business School is Europe's first university faculty to be awarded a licence to operate an MBA programme in the United Arab Emirates.
It was scrutinised by the deans of three top US Business Schools as part of the process carried out by the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation. The licence establishes the school as an educational institution officially recognised by the UAE government
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