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  Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems - MSc (Eng)

University of Leeds    School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Full time September MSc 1 year full time
Engineering (12)

About the course

Renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions are top of the global environmental agenda. This Masters programme is designed to address the fundamentals of renewable energy, showing how solar, wind and other energy sources can work harmoniously and be efficiently integrated into practical power systems.

You'll study core power engineering topics such as power converters, electric drives and control alongside modules specific to renewable energy sources and power system.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 (Hons) bachelor degree in electronic/electrical engineering, mechatronics or a related subject. Applicants should have high marks in relevant modules such as power electronics, power systems, electrical machines or drives.


UK: £13,500 (Total)
International: £31,000 (Total)

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Stylianos Papanastasiou

Stylianos graduated in 2016 with a masters degree in Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems from the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He is currently a Project Engineer at Northern Powergrid.

Having already acquired his undergradudate degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering in Greece, Stylianos was looking for his next study destination to pursue his dream of furthering his understanding in renewables. Stylianos said, “The University of Leeds became the prime candidate because it is a very highly respected university with good facilities. In terms of the course itself, the Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems MSc programme is accredited by the by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) which is very important as it shows that the course meets the quality standards established by the profession.”

“The city of Leeds itself also has a lot to offer. It is in the middle of an unofficial network of cities (including Manchester, Sheffield and York), offering great opportunities, both for job seeking and for recreational activities. Moreover, the University is in the city, allowing students to enjoy all the amenities all within walking distance.

Studying my course allowed me to meet and interact with peers from different background and cultures. I will definitely remember the international global community in the School and the University, as well as the zeal of the academic staff imparting their knowledge to us.”

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Iyad Al Qudah

Iyad Al Qudah completed his masters degree in Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems in 2015 and is currently working as an Electrical Engineer at Atkins.

Iyad chose to study at Leeds because the University of Leeds is ranked as one of the top universities in the UK, as well as the student experience it offers. Iyad said, “the student experience that Leeds offers is holistic and broad. In addition, the university sits within the heart of a very nice city which makes it convenient to enjoy the city life.”

Iyad really enjoyed the course. He found the course offers very topics and modules that are relevant to the current world energy and power demands, such as the implementation of renewable technologies and energy management. He added, “The course also focuses a lot on the integration and complications of integrating those modern technologies into the electricity grid, which at the time of my studies, made it stand out from similar masters courses.”

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Our Masters International Excellence Scholarships support international students to fulfil their academic potential and contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our student community.

These competitive scholarships are awarded to particularly deserving candidates in the form of a tuition fee deduction.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% tuition fee reduction


be classified as an International student for tuition fee purposes

have applied for 2023/2024 entry for a Masters programme included in the eligible courses section

be a self-funding student

demonstrate an excellent academic track record, and be predicted to achieve or have achieved a Bachelor degree with a First (hons), based on the criteria used by the School for offer purposes, or equivalent

show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extracurricular activities

demonstrate the potential to contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our Masters programmes and student community.

Application Procedure

Apply now by completing the online form. Please note that you will require your University of Leeds Application ID to proceed. We operate a staged selection process for these scholarships, please see the website for full details.

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