Master in International Energy Transitions
Programme in English
120 ECTS minimum
Graduate Open House Day 2023
On 21 October 2023: meet faculty members, students, and representatives from our international mobility office, admission and student services and learn more about our Master’s programmes.
This event will be held online (dedicated platform and zoom sessions) and will be bilingual (English and French).
The governance of the energy transition in the context of global warming, universal access to modern energy, and security of supply are key challenges for each country and the international community. The energy transition has economic, political, technological, legal, distributional and international relations dimensions.
The Master in International Energy Transitions at PSIA responds rigorously to a growing worldwide demand in energy expertise, with a cutting-edge curriculum, internship program, and active series of public lectures and events with industry and government leaders.
Main orientations and specific features
The Master in International Energy Transitions provides students with a holistic understanding of energy issues, across disciplines and across all energy sources. We offer a rich menu of more than 20 energy courses – there is no equivalent in any other academic program.
The program emphasizes students’ active participation and networking. Most of the program’s faculty comes from the main European energy think tanks, including the International Energy Agency; or from industry and the consulting world. Numerous events featuring distinguished speakers are organized by faculty or the Sciences Po Energy Association (an independent student initiative). Each year the Master hosts the Paris presentation of International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook.
In accordance with PSIA’s Pedagogical Committee approved degree structure, students starting the International Energy program in September 2020 will follow the program structure below.
Graduates enter the global job market with a strong international outlook and an incomparable understanding of complex interrelations between different issues, actors and technological solutions. Our professional faculty assists students with finding interesting internships in the third semester and, where possible in their job search.
Governments, financial institutions, policy-oriented think tanks and the media seek professionals with sufficient technical knowledge of energy issues. Energy companies, increasingly numerous and diverse, need public policy experts to advise on political and social acceptability of technological solutions and business strategies. Career openings include private enterprises, research institutes, international organizations, banks, consulting and multinational firms.
Professor Giacomo Luciani is the Scientific Advisor for the Master in International Energy Transitions at PSIA. He is also adjunct professor of interdisciplinary studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and teaches at the College of Europe. In 2015, he was awarded a “Lifetime Achievement for the Advancement of Education for Future Energy Leaders” by the Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development.
Professor Giacomo Luciani has taught a course entitled Politics and Economics of International Energy at PSIA since 2011. This course, under another format, constitutes the main topic of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), which counts more than 25,000 participations, since its launch in 2015.
Testimonials from graduates
- Alessa, Manager in sustainability solutions, ENGIE Impact
- Mariia, Gas Analyst at the Upstream Gas Infrastructure Department at the French Regulatory Commission (CRE)
- Kanak, Junior Officer in the Sustainable Energy teal, ICLEI World Secretariat in Bonn
- Ronald, Research Engineer, EDF
- Gawie, Manager for strategy, innovation and digitalization, Nambia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB)
- Francis, Sustainable Finance Analyst, BNP Paribas
- Siavash, Commercial Director, Enertime
- Jacopo, Market Reporter in the European natural gas team, Argus Media
- Kostansa, Energy Market Analyst, JBC Energy
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