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Energy and Power Systems MSc (Eng)

Course Description

The world demand for energy, in particular electricity, will increase significantly over the next decade and beyond. There are many challenges to be addressed in order to meet this ever-increasing demand, electrical and electronic engineers will provide key solutions to these problems.

There are tremendous opportunities for us to make a significant impact that will shape the future, and this programme has been carefully designed and developed for this.

Our degree programmes are developed with industry partners to provide you with a career focused degree.

This programme provides you with an in-depth knowledge of the electrical power generation, transmission, distribution and networks. The operating principles, monitoring, optimisation and control of modern power systems are discussed in detail.

The environmental challenges, renewable energy generation, smart grid, high voltage power engineering and research and management skills are also addressed in this one-year programme. In addition, site visit and practical sessions are included. The programme has been carefully developed for graduates with electrical/electronic or related backgrounds to meet the increasing demand from the energy and power industry.


Project work contributes 60 credits, which will be based on a topic of industrial or scientific relevance, and will be carried out in laboratories in the University or at an approved placement in industry. The project is examined by oral presentation and dissertation, and award of the MSc (Eng) degree will require evidence of in-depth understanding, mastery of research techniques, ability to analyse assembled data, and assessment of outcomes.

Why Electrical Engineering and Electronics?

World-class facilities, including top industry standard laboratories

We have specialist facilities for processing semiconductor devices, optical imaging spectroscopy and sensing, technological plasmas, equipment for testing switch gear, specialist robot laboratories, clean room laboratories, e-automation, RF Engineering, bio-nano engineering labs and excellent mechanical and electrical workshops.

A leading centre for electrical and electronic engineering expertise

We are closely involved with over 50 prominent companies and research organisations worldwide, many of which not only fund and collaborate with us but also make a vital contribution to developing our students.

Career prospects

Our postgraduate students get to be a part of the cutting edge research projects being undertaken by our academic staff.

Here are some of the areas these projects cover:-

Molecular and semiconductor integrated circuit electronics
Technological plasmas
Digital signal processing
Free electron lasers
Power electronics
Energy efficient systems
Intelligence engineering.

You'll get plenty of industry exposure too. Our industrial partners include ARM Holdings Plc, a top 200 UK company that specialises in microprocessor design and development.

As a result our postgraduates have an impressive record of securing employment after graduation in a wide range of careers not limited to engineering.

Visit the Energy and Power Systems MSc (Eng) page on the University of Liverpool website for more details!

Student Profiles

Studentships on MSc (Eng) Energy and Power Systems (EPMA) - 7 Awards

To meet the increasing demand from energy and power industry, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics of The University of Liverpool will launch a new MS (Eng) programme on Energy and Power Systems for next academic year (2011/12). At least SEVEN Studentships will be available for home (fees + maintenance > £10k/each) and EU (fees only) students who are applying for 2011/12 entry onto this MSc programme. The studentships are open to applicants who hold or are going to be awarded a degree of upper second class or above in a relevant discipline. The level of support to be awarded depends on the academic qualification of the applicant.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Fees + maintenance > £10k/each


The studentships are open to applicants who hold or are going to be awarded a degree of upper second class or above in a relevant discipline. The level of support to be awarded depends on the academic qualification of the applicant.

Application Procedure

The deadline for application is 30th July 2011. You will need to complete an application to the above MSc programme before applying for the studentship. Please contact Mrs Lindsey Clark ([email protected]) for more information on the application process.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirement is a UK 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (such as Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Physics and Computer Science) from an accepted University or Institute of Higher Education. Alternative qualifications and all non-UK qualifications which are equivalent to a UK 2.1 honours degree in a relevant subject will be considered. In some cases, a good UK 2.2 honours degree may be considered if strong performance in relevant, formally assessed modules is demonstrated or the applicant has relevant industrial experiences.

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