ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The way we use energy resources lies at the heart of finding solutions to climate change. The energy sector is one of the main contributors to climate change through the use of hydrocarbons, and yet the innovations in it can help build a sustainable future. In this course, students will learn about the main energy resources and modern-day energy systems, spanning from the history of the industrial revolution to the technological progress required to achieve carbon-neutrality. The course will also explore the political and socio-economic implications of energy policies domestically, regionally, and internationally.
This course will be of interest to those who want to know more about energy relations between states, interdependencies, price volatility, and how the future of energy will look like.
Language of instruction: English
Duration of the course: 7 weeks
Estimated workload: 25 hours
WHAT THE PROGRAMME COVERS
Students will learn about:
Geopolitical factors that influence energy relations between states;
Domestic energy use and wider geopolitical impact;
Modern technological progress and energy transition;
Implications to International Relations with the transition to the carbon-neutral world.
To provide basic and yet analytical and quantitative skills to study, energy policies;
To break down complex structures and relationships in the energy sector between producers, suppliers, consumers and regulators.
To teach students to identify the components of energy relations between states and geopolitical factors.
HOW YOU WILL WORK DURING THE PROGRAMME
The programme takes place online by integrating both live and video lecturing, collaborative learning through discussion forums and individual case study work. During the programme, students will be tested with short quizzes, case studies and a final policy paper at the end of the course.
Welcome to the programme
Module I: Myths about the geopolitics of energy
Module II: History of energy systems: From industrial revolution to the future of energy
Module III: Energy markets and prices
Module IV: Oil and gas industry
Module V: Renewables
Module VI: Energy and environment
Module VII: Implications to International Relations
Aliya Tskhay PhD.