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Energy Science


Course Description

Energy Science provides a thorough understanding of energy systems and provides students the capabilities to work towards sustainable energy systems.

This two-year Master's programme in Energy Science at Utrecht University offers an interdisciplinary approach to tackle challenges including mitigating climate change, securing our long-term energy supply, and providing access to sustainable energy for everyone.

Energy collection, conversion, transport, storage, distribution, and end-use application are all steps in providing energy services to society. All these elements form an energy system, which is complex and interacts with other systems in a multitude of ways. Transitions in energy systems and the merits of innovation for the individual components of each can only be analysed in the context of the complete system. This is why we place energy systems analysis at the very center of our Energy Science programme.

Analyzing energy systems requires a thorough knowledge of the fundamental scientific and technological principles of the discipline. This knowledge enables us to understand how the characteristics of individual technologies can influence their performance, as well as the impact of market and policy contexts on energy systems. Both economics and policy studies are covered in the programme.

Visit the Energy Science page on the Utrecht University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The minimum capacities that are required in prior education concern: research skills; a basic level of knowledge in either the life, natural and/or social sciences; some general insight in emerging technology issues and complex multidisciplinary problems. Applicants should have basic knowledge of thermodynamics and sufficient mathematical skills and they must show sufficient knowledge of energy analysis. Applicants should preferably hold a university Bachelor’s degree in a related subject, such as: Innovation Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Natural or Life Sciences; University College. Please see our website for more detailed information View Website

Course Fees

2016-2017 EU/EEA: € 1.984,- Non EU/non-EEA : € 18.000


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