HELP PAVE THE WAY TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS

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. Our two-year master’s programme in Energy Science offers an interdisciplinary approach for anyone prepared to tackle these challenges.

APPROACH OF THE PROGRAMME

Our two-year master’s programme in Energy Science is aimed at students with a background in science or engineering who want to play a role in the transition towards sustainable energy systems. It offers an interdisciplinary approach for anyone willing to help with the big energy challenges ahead of us.

The energy transition needs a lot of people. Companies need people that understand energy. So educate them!
Lot van Hooijdonk
Lot van Hooijdonk - Utrecht city councilor for Mobility, Energy and Green spaces

We place energy systems analysis at the core of our programme. An energy system consists  of all the processes necessary to provide energy services to society. Processes like energy production, conversion, transport, storage, distribution, and end-use application. All these elements make energy systems very complex because they interact in many different ways. The quality of progress and innovation, in any step of an energy system, can therefore only be analysed in the context of the whole system. Which is why energy systems are at the core of our programme.

RESEARCH IN ENERGY SCIENCE

The Energy Science programme has been developed by the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. The institute investigates and develops processes and opportunities for innovative change for a more sustainable society. The 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.

I find it important to contribute to a more sustainable world. I’m proud to be part of a community that strives for changes for the better.
Floor van der Hilst
Dr. Floor van der Hilst - Assistant Professor Utrecht University

INTERDISCIPLINARY

Analysing energy systems requires a thorough knowledge of the fundamental scientific and technological principles of the discipline. This knowledge enables you to understand the characteristics of individual technologies and their integration into our current energy system. You will also understand how this integration is influenced by market and policy contexts. Therefore, both economics and policy studies are also covered in the programme.

You can choose one of two tracks:

  • “Utrecht University offers a broad and unique approach to my field”
  • Portretfoto Oskar Meijerink
    "Energy Science taught me how to be the link between technology and business within my company."

Summary

Degree: This Master's programme is officially registered under its name in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes
  • Title: MSc
  • Master's degree in: Energy Science
  • Programme: Energy Science
Accreditation:
Accredited by the NVAO
Croho code:
60967
Language of instruction:
English
Part- or full-time status:
Full-time
Duration:
2 years
Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
120
Start of studies:
September
Application deadline:
  • Dutch & EU/EER students: 1 June
  • Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April
Tuition fees:
Faculty:
Geosciences
Graduate school:
Geosciences