Master in International Energy Transitions
Programme in English
120 ECTS minimum
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 programme emphasizes students’ active participation and networking. Many of the faculty come from the main European energy think tanks, including the International Energy Agency and from the international energy industry or the consultancies. 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 launch 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
Discover PSIA 2023 Summa Cum Laude
Scientific Advisor: Professor Giacomo Luciani
Academic Advisor: Cecilia Baeza
Academic Assistant: Farida Moumeni
- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-12:45 and 2:15-4:45
- Wednesday and Friday 9:30-12:45
Key information about the application process (requirements, documents, deadlines and calendar, etc) can only be found on Sciences Po’s Admissions website.