University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Sustainable Energy Systems

Students receive broad training in energy production, delivery, consumption, efficiency, economics, policy and regulation, all in the context of the sustainability of energy supply and consumption patterns, both locally and globally. There are opportunities to participate in field trips to power plants.

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 may be accepted; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Core modules include: technologies for sustainable energy; energy and environmental economics; energy efficiency, resource and environment; either electrical engineering fundamentals of renewable energy or mechanical engineering fundamentals of renewable energy; principles of wind energy; marine energy; power systems engineering and economics

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 21,350 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 9,650 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 21,350 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

MSc Adminstrator
Telephone number: 
0131 650 7352