M.Sc. Energy Science

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR18850 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English
Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
Energy Science provides a thorough understanding of energy systems and provides students the capabilities to work towards sustainable energy systems.

Description of Energy Science


Energy Science provides a thorough understanding of energy systems and provides students the capabilities to work towards sustainable energy systems.

This two-year Master's programme in Energy Science at Utrecht University offers an interdisciplinary approach to tackle challenges including mitigating climate change, securing our long-term energy supply, and providing access to sustainable energy for everyone. Energy collection, conversion, transport, storage, distribution, and end-use application are all steps in providing energy services to society. All these elements form an energy system, which is complex and interacts with other systems in a multitude of ways. Transitions in energy systems and the merits of innovation for the individual components of each can only be analysed in the context of the complete system. This is why we place energy systems analysis at the very center of our Energy Science programme. Analyzing energy systems requires a thorough knowledge of the fundamental scientific and technological principles of the discipline. This knowledge enables us to understand how the characteristics of individual technologies can influence their performance, as well as the impact of market and policy contexts on energy systems. Both economics and policy studies are covered in the programme.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Start in 1 February: December (non-EEA: September). Start in 1 September: June (non-EEA: April).
Tuition fee
  • EUR 18850 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1906 Year (EEA)
Start date February  2016, September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Types of teaching (in year 1):

  • theory: 15%
  • practice: 0%
  • self study: 85%

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.


Systems Analysis track:

The Systems Analysis track provides an all-round training in the area of systems analysis, which allows students to help shape the transition from non-renewable to renewable energy sources.

Natural Science track:

The Natural Science track focuses on natural sciences and technology, offering a solid foundation for a position in applied research or in the interaction between research and its applications.

Requirements for Energy Science

Written request

Additional subject: Energy Analysis

Work Experience for Energy Science

No work experience is required.

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Utrecht University, Netherlands

Netherlands Utrecht University is a research university comprising of seven faculties which collectively span the entire academic spectrum in teaching and research. Founded in 1636, the University is now a modern, leading institute enjoying a growing international reputation. In the Shanghai Ranking, Utrecht University ranks 1st in the Netherlands, 12th in Europe and 48th worldwide.

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