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Sustainable Energy Systems (MSc)


Course Description

Programme description

This internationally renowned degree, based within a world-leading renewable energy research group, equips graduates and professionals with a broad and robust training.

Wind, marine and solar energy technologies are covered, as well as the wider environment in which they are to fit, including: resource assessment; energy production, delivery and consumption; efficiency; sustainability; economics, policy and regulation.

In addition, our MSc students actively engage in research as part of their dissertation projects either within the Institute for Energy Systems or with industry, with some joining our PhD community afterwards.

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Environment & Society Academy.

Programme structure

This programme is run over 12 months, with two semesters of taught courses followed by a research project leading to a masters thesis.

Semester 1
Technologies for Sustainable Energy
Energy Innovation Governance and Strategy
Sustainable Energy Contexts
Either Electrical Engineering Fundamentals of Renewable Energy or Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals of Renewable Energy

Semester 2
Principles of Wind Energy
Marine Energy
Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Systems
An MSc Dissertation project from May to August

Depending on quotas and timetabling, we can offer further courses from the Schools of Engineering, GeoSciences, Mathematics, and Social and Political Science, and from Scotland's Rural College.

Career opportunities

Graduates go on to a wide range of activities in industry, public organisations or academia. The MSc has well established links with industry, with many graduates finding employment with leading national and international companies involved with energy, consultancy and engineering.

Visit the Sustainable Energy Systems (MSc) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

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, who studied mathematics to first year undergraduate level, may be accepted.

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