Climate change, loss of biodiversity, and the possible transition towards a low carbon society trigger political conflicts within the nations and across the globe. What does the concept of sustainable energy really include? How do the challenges regarding new energy systems affect a society?
This Master’s programme raises the fundamental questions of what sustainable energy might be and what a low carbon transition might look like from different perspectives.
The program is highly relevant to both the public sector and the private sector. Knowledge about sustainable development, energy and environmental challenges are expected to increase sharply in the future. Such social change also requires new ways of thinking. In-depth knowledge in these areas will therefore be on high demand. The multidisciplinary approach of this master will undoubtedly strengthen the relevance of social science graduates for both public and private sectors.
Through this programme students will gain advanced knowledge of national and international energy politics and policy and, among other things, analyse the relationships between energy, risk, societal safety and sustainable development.
Academic requirements for Master in Energy, Environment and Society
In order to be eligible for master’s programmes in Norway, you need to document a bachelor’s degree of minimum three years. Depending on where you completed upper secondary education, you may be required to have more than three years of university education. Please check the GSU-list for detailed information and requirements for each country.
A Bachelor’s degree with a specialization of at least 80 ECTS credits in one or more of the following subject areas or equivalent is required:
- Social sciences
- Hotel management
- Tourism management
- Social anthropology
- Political science
Professional bachelor degrees in the following areas qualify for admission: police, teacher education, health care, social care and journalism.
The minimum GPA (grade point average) for admission to this Master’s programme is 60% or 3 on the ECTS grading scale. However, admission to this programme is highly competitive and applicants must demonstrate good academic standards and top grades.
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