University of Aberdeen
Strategic Studies and Energy Security MSc
University of Aberdeen

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 10 graduates of Strategic Studies and Energy Security MSc at University of Aberdeen for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in English Studies (Non-Specific).

Overall student satisfaction
79 /100
10 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in English Studies (Non-Specific)

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of English Studies (Non-Specific) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21500 £21500 £24000
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £27500 £16500 - £25000 £19000 - £29500


Salary of all UK Graduates of English Studies (Non-Specific)

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23309 £21276 £25018
25-75 percentile range £19679 - £26816 £16238 - £25899 £19034 - £31180

Course Description

This programme draws in the University of Aberdeen’s expertise in international security and the energy sector to deliver detailed understanding of global energy security, in the context of how different countries and regions operate today. The MSc Strategic Studies and Energy Security combines the study of national and internal security with courses in energy politics, energy economics and energy law to equip students with the practical skills needed to understand the character of international security as it relates to energy security.

The aim of this programme is to understand the costs and benefits of the strategies deployed, often of a military nature, to address energy security issues and to enhance our understanding of the difficulties encountered when attempting to assess the prospects for stability and security in key, pivotal 'energy-rich' and 'energy-poor' regions of the international system. In addition, you will study the enduring influence of certain core strategic issues, inherent in the management of power and coercion, on the international system regardless of levels of economic and social development.

The University of Aberdeen plays a central role in developing new technology across the energy sector while also works closely with industry, government and regulatory bodies in developing energy policy and frameworks. Our location at the heart of the Energy Capital of Europe means that our students benefit from direct industry involvement with our programmes.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Strategic Studies and Energy Security MSc at University of Aberdeen

25% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
15% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Media Professionals
10% Administrative occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Elementary occupations

Grading & Study Time

By written examination, essay work, class presentation, and project work as prescribed for each course, and by submission of a dissertation.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5

Overall - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 6.0 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above.

IELTS Indicator or IELTS General Training are not accepted

TOEFL (iBT) 90

**TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home Edition: **

Overall - 90 with: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 21 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above.

DI code is 0818

PTE Academic 62

Overall - 62 with: Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above.

Online test is not accepted

Institution's Own Test

Academic English Pre-sessional Programme (PSE) - Pass (valid for 1 year).

Academic English Preparation Programme undertaken at other UK HEI - accredited by BALEAP and within 1 year of start of course.

Cambridge English Advanced

Overall - 176 with: Listening - 162 or above; Reading - 162 or above; Speaking - 162 or above; Writing - 169 or above.

IELTS (Academic) 6.5

Overall - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 6.0 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above.

IELTS Indicator or IELTS General Training are not accepted

TOEFL (iBT) 90

**TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home Edition: **

Overall - 90 with: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 21 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above.

DI code is 0818

PTE Academic 62

Overall - 62 with: Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above.

Online test is not accepted

Institution's Own Test

Academic English Pre-sessional Programme (PSE) - Pass (valid for 1 year).

Academic English Preparation Programme undertaken at other UK HEI - accredited by BALEAP and within 1 year of start of course.

Cambridge English Advanced

Overall - 176 with: Listening - 162 or above; Reading - 162 or above; Speaking - 162 or above; Writing - 169 or above.

When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs. In addition, it is important to check all immigration requirements regularly and before travelling, as they can change. Students without the necessary visa will be refused entry to the UK. You should allow plenty of time to organise your visa and ensure you are aware of all your responsibilities under the terms and conditions of your visa. Please note that the advice provided via the University is the Student Visa category of the UK's Points Based Immigration Scheme. For further information, please visit the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration.

Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships: www.abdn.ac.uk/study/funding/. The University of Aberdeen provides an Alumni Discount Scheme: The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Strategic Studies and Energy Security, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with at least 2:1 or a recognised equivalent in International Relations, Politics, History, Geography, Economics, Law and cognate disciplines such as Business Studies.

Applicants without this qualification may be admitted subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience appropriate to the field of study. Also taken into careful consideration is the trajectory of results, an applicant without an overall 2.1 but with 2.1 results in their final two years of study may be admitted.

Costs

Tuition Fees Strategic Studies and Energy Security MSc

Ireland £11100 year 1
EU £23800 year 1
England UK £11100 year 1
Northern Ireland £11100 year 1
Scotland £11100 year 1
Wales £11100 year 1
Channel Islands £11100 year 1
International £23800 year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees given are at the full-time rate. The part-time fee rate for taught postgraduate programmes is 50% of the relevant full-time fee rate.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of University of Aberdeen in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Aberdeen in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #3 
    • #176 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #211 
    Social Sciences
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

See all 29 university rankings of University of Aberdeen

About University of Aberdeen

Dating back to the year 1495 we find the University of Aberdeen, located in the Scottish city of the same name. The main site of this ancient institution is Old Aberdeen, where students in the arts and social sciences as well as the physical sciences carry out their learning. Meanwhile on the significantly more modern campus site Foresterhill, learners in the medical and research fields occupy their own purpose-built buildings, such as Suttie Centre.

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