Study programme

The courses below are for cohort 2024 onward. If you are already a student at UU and are looking for information about cohort 2023 or earlier, please check our student website.

Energy Science is a two-year Master’s programme taught in English that includes both taught courses and research awarding a total of 120 points in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). On this page you will find information concerning the curriculum, courses, educational methods, examinations and extracurricular opportunities.


The first year is dedicated to mandatory courses, while the second year primarily consists of elective courses and a Master's thesis research project. The programme offers considerable opportunity  to design your personal ‘Master’s plan’ matching your interests and competences.


    Educational Methods

    • Lectures, guest-lectures, tutorials, computer practicals, serious games, field visit,  
    • Consultancy projects (work in a small group on a project assigned by a real client)
    • Master's thesis


    • Research papers / reports
    • Exams
    • In-class presentations / debates
    • Research proposals
    • Assignments
    • Master’s thesis

    Extra opportunities

    Utrecht University offers several honours programmes for students looking for an extra challenge. Honours education is followed on top of your regular Master’s programme and goes beyond the regular curriculum. Honours programmes are available at both faculty and interdisciplinary level and allow you to go deeper into subjects or work on projects that transcend your own discipline

    Read more about the honours programmes