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Department of Anthropology

Funding for Energy Masters

Funding available to support students joining Energy Masters at Durham University

ØrstedScholarships now available!

Ørsted are offering a number of scholarships for outstanding UK students who will be starting the MSc Energy and Society or MSc New and Renewable Energy courses in October 2018. The scholarships will have a value of up to £6,000. This is a unique opportunity as these scholarships are only available to UK students who wish to study on these courses at Durham University. The deadline for Ørsted scholarship applications is 15th July 2018. Find out more at

Funding to join exciting new European project - PEOPLE-centred development approaches

A new EU Erasmus+ project will bring an opportunity for four Masters students to join students and energy academics from Slovenia, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic (Czechia) to work on people-centered development. The project is embedded into the compulsory Field Study module for the MSc Energy and Society course; the selected students will take this module as a 30 credit module. They will be awarded mobility funding to work in collaboration with a UK company, Kemuri Ltd to help develop user friendly elements within the company’s current products and services.

Apply now to the MSc Energy and Society course to join this exciting new initiative! Find out more at PEOPLE project funding.

MSc Energy and Society

The MSc in Energy and Society investigates energy systems from all angles. The MSc in Energy and Society, in association with the Durham Energy Institute, is an innovative postgraduate programme designed to appeal across the disciplines. It will be of interest to engineers seeking to understand how and why innovations succeed or fail, to social scientists who want to improve their understanding of energy developments as well as to graduates of any discipline with an interest in today’s energy issues.

On this course you will look at energy in practice, what it means to make an energy transition, what we mean by energy justice, and how energy practices change. You will learn about current and new energy technologies, histories of energy, how to understand energy policy, and how to study energy practices.

•Why do energy efficiency measures often fail?

•How will we transition into a post-carbon energy system?

•Why do some energy technologies spread, while others disappear?

•How can people be persuaded to change their energy habits?

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MSc New and Renewable Energy

The MSc in New and Renewable Energy is designed to equip our graduates with the skills required to meet the growing challenge to achieve energy and environmental sustainability through the application of new and renewable energy technologies. The programme aims to enable students to develop the capacity to solve problems across the traditional Engineering boundaries and to have an appreciation of complete energy systems from source to end user, to have knowledge of the relevant technologies and to understand the interactions between them. The programme also provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in research, development, design and project management through individual and team-based project work.

Find out more at MSc New and Renewable Energy