Energy is of paramount importance to society. The development of the global energy system is closely linked to society’s economic and technological development. We face enormous challenges, such as: mitigating climate change, securing our long-term energy supply, and providing access to clean, renewable and efficient energy for everyone. There is broad consensus that a transition to a sustainable energy system is imperative. To be able to contribute to this transition as a natural scientist or engineer, you will develop a deep understanding of how energy systems work, how they can be analysed and modelled in the Energy Science Master’s programme. You will learn about current and future energy technologies, but also about energy economics and energy and climate policies and how they interact.


Attention to sustainable development and innovation in order to maintain and preserve our planet, is important in education and research of the Faculty of Geosciences. This Master's programme is part of the Graduate School Geosciences and is organized by the Department of Sustainable Development (Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development).


The study programme indicates the structure and progress of the Master's programme. Check the schedules to see how the academic year and the courses are organised. You can find more information on the different compulsory and (extra) optional components of the programme here.