Energy Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 18201
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Our energy system is rapidly evolving. There are big challenges ahead of us, including mitigating climate change, securing our long-term energy supply, and providing access to sustainable energy for everyone. This two-year Master’s programme in Energy Science at Utrecht University offers an interdisciplinary approach for anyone prepared to tackle these challenges.

Systems approach

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 centre of our Energy Science programme.

Interdisciplinary

Analysing energy systems requires a thorough knowledge of the fundamental scientific and technological principles of the discipline. This knowledge enables you 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. This is why both economics and policy studies are also covered the programme.

Research in energy science

The programme has been developed by the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. This institute investigates and develops processes and opportunities for innovative change for sustainability. Energy and resource systems are just one of the areas researched at the institute, and this cutting-edge research informs the teaching on the programme. In addition, you will find yourself part of a truly international learning environment in which to prepare for your future career.

You can choose one of two tracks:

  • Systems Analysis
  • Natural Science
Programme Objective

This programme is aimed at students with a background in science or engineering who want to contribute to the transition towards sustainable energy systems.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Energy In The Context Of Sustainability
  • Energy Conversion Technologies I (Thermal/chemical)
  • Advanced Energy Analysis
  • Energy Conversion Technologies Ii (Physical/mechanical)
  • Energy Systems Modelling
  • Consultancy Project Energy Science
  • Master's Thesis Energy Science
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Starting in

        Apply until:

      • International

      • EEA

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Academic Requirements

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree (Equivalent to a Dutch Bachelor Degree) in a related subject, such as: Innovation Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Natural or Life Sciences;
  • You are able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of thermodynamics and sufficient mathematical skills. Furthermore, applicants must be able to show sufficient knowledge of energy analysis, e.g. by means of successful completion of the BSc course Energy Analysis at Utrecht University or a comparable course.
  • Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 18201 International
  • EUR 2006 EEA
  • EUR 2006 National
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Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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