Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
Individual programme fees are linked above. For detailed information on fee status, policies, payment and funding opportunities see:
Students may incur additional costs when studying. For example this may be for field trips, course equipment, or specialist fees.
Additional costs cover the costs of visiting several hydro, coal, nuclear and wind power plants. They also cover several lectures, courses and workshops given by guest specialists from outside the University.
This internationally renowned degree, based within a world-leading renewable energy research group, offers a broad and flexible programme covering the engineering, economic, environmental and policy aspects of energy systems.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, preferably in engineering or a physical science.
Applicants with backgrounds in other fields may be accepted.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
You will receive broad training in energy production, delivery, consumption, efficiency, economics, policy and regulation, all in the context of the sustainability of energy supply and consumption patterns, both locally and globally. There will be opportunities to participate in field trips to power plants.
This programme is run over 12 months, with two semesters of taught courses followed by a research project leading to a masters thesis.
Depending on quotas and timetabling, we can offer further courses from Engineering as well as Geosciences/Scottish Agricultural College, Mathematics and Social and Political Studies masters programmes.
You will be able to understand and evaluate alternative modes of energy supply, critically analyse competing claims in the energy sector and analyse the technical and economic interactions of developments in energy systems, preparing you for employment or further research in the field of sustainable energy.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Apr 25, 2013