EPD Masters course

Masters course in Energy Poverty and Development

The Energy Poverty and Development team offers a Masters course in Energy Poverty and Development to students undertaking a Masters in Energy and Development Studies at the Energy Research Centre at University of Cape Town. This course aims to introduce students to aspects of development theory, poverty studies and the relationship with energy use. A lecture/seminar series will be presented and will cover the following topics: availability, consumption, and characteristics of energy use in developing areas; assessing consumption patterns; introduction to social research techniques; relationships between energy, poverty, education, health, water access, and development; gender perspectives on energy procurement and uses; urban and rural energy technologies and strategies as applied to households, community facilities and small scale enterprises, (including electrification, biomass and renewable energy); related energy efficiency and environment issues.

For more information on the Masters degrees offered by the ERC, please visit the ERC website.