Why study energy in environmental management at Stirling

Wind generators along the coast

In a series of blogs, we look at why you should develop your career in Environmental Management at Stirling. Here, we look at the specialised pathway of energy in our MSc Environmental Management (Energy) degree.

From the cost of living crisis to the net zero transition, energy is increasingly centre stage, controversial and complicated. It poses one of the great questions of our time: how do we keep the lights on and tackle the climate crisis?

Graduates from our core MSc Environmental Management degree will play a vital role in the protection and sustainable use of resources. It’s a fascinating degree that can make a real difference to protecting the future of the planet. You’ll learn to address issues such as adaptation to climate change, biodiversity and sustainable energy management.

You can study our core Masters degree, the MSc Environmental Sciences, or opt to specialise in one of the following pathways:

  • MSc Environmental Management (Conservation)
  • MSc Environmental Management (Energy)
  • MSc Environmental Management (Informatics)

MSc Environmental Management (Energy)

Our MSc Environmental Management (Energy) degree is a specialised pathway within our core degree that plays to our strengths in environmental impact assessment, carbon trading, planning and impacts of wind, hydro and nuclear power.

We need to understand the various environmental costs associated with 21st-century energy technologies. This includes both renewable or non-renewable energies, and how these costs can be evaluated, managed and mitigated.

There are three key objectives to the pathway. First, you’ll gain an understanding of the scientific principles that underpin current environmental issues related to energy production. Second, you will learn about the economic, political, social and legal frameworks for managing the environment. Finally, we will make sure you have a sound training in relevant practical, investigative, research and all-encompassing skills. These are the kind of skills wanted by employers in the energy and environment sectors.

So why Stirling for Environmental Management?

  • We have an history of developing innovating environmental management degrees.
  • We have a beautiful campus and live near amazing Scottish landscape. It’s a constant reminder of why our environmental degrees are so important.
  • At Stirling, we’ve always emphasised the importance of practical training and career skills. It’s why graduates from our Environmental Management course are quick to gain employment in the conservation and environmental sectors.
  • 85% overall student satisfaction for Environmental Management – Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2021.
  • Take a residential field module and immediately begin to learn practical skills.
  • Excellent laboratories and facilities including our Stirling Controlled Environment Facility.
  • We have strong links with organisations including the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Environment Agency, the nuclear industry, Scottish Coal and Scottish Renewables

Our research

60% of our research in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

We have long established links with regulators, consultancy and the energy industry. Furthermore, our researchers work on various aspects of energy and environmental management.

This course is run by the division of Biological and Environmental Sciences. We specialise in studies of human interactions with the environment. Our key strengths are in environmental assessment and management.

The next step

Find out more about our MSc Environmental Management (Energy) degree. Find out how to apply and how to register for an open day.

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