MSc in Sustainable Energy

Iceland School of Energy – Reykjavik University

Program Description

MSc in Sustainable Energy

Iceland School of Energy – Reykjavik University

MSc in Sustainable Energy

Language of instruction: English

Start date: August

The MSc in Sustainable Energy will enable you to join the new generation of professionals at the forefront of the energy revolution. The world is becoming acutely aware of the urgent need to resolve the many issues associated with energy consumption and climate change. The limited availability of fossil fuels and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions call for fundamental changes in the global energy landscape.

The MSc in Sustainable Energy is a broad-based, highly adaptable programme, based on practical and fieldwork experience. Students study sustainable energy from the perspective of business, science and technology and learn about a wide range of renewable technologies that suit different regions and societies. This includes: geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, wind power and energy efficiency. Taking advantage of our position in Iceland, a global leader in renewable energy development, our students are offered the unique opportunity to experience the whole sustainable energy process from the power plant to the development of sustainable energy law at government level. Upon completing the programme students will be able to apply their skills and knowledge to developing solutions to energy related problems.

Personalised study plan- tailor your studies to suit your individual interests

Students can choose to focus on the business, law or technical aspects of renewable energy developing a personal study plan with the aid of an academic advisor.

Student body and faculty

Iceland School of Energy trains students to become engineers, managers, policy makers and researchers; therefore, we draw our students from a wide range of experience and backgrounds.

Collaboration- inside access

Iceland School of Energy is operated in co-operation with two leaders in the field of renewable energy: Reykjavik Energy (Opens in new window) andIceland Geosurvey. (Opens in new window) This collaboration gives our students exceptional access to:

  • Renewable energy systems in Iceland
  • Professionals at the forefront of developing and operating renewable energy resources.

Admission requirements

The degree is open for students with a bachelor´s degree in various disciplines. Our students come from backgrounds in business, engineering, social and natural sciences.

A Bachelor´s degree in one of the following disciplines will be considered;

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Sciences

If your degree does not fall into one of the above fields but you would still like to apply please contact our programme administrator for an informal discussion

Language requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their proficiency in English if English is not your mother tongue.

  • A minimum TOEFL test score of 550 is required (213 in the computer-based test, 79 in the internet based test)
  • IELTS score of at least 6.0 (both general and academic accepted).

Language requirement waiver

We will waiver the requirement of an English language certificate in the following circumstances:

  • The applicants native/mother tongue language is English.
  • If the applicant has studied towards a higher education degree and the language of instruction was English (minimum requirement 3 years full-time). A certificate from the university will be required to confirm this.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

EU/EEA/Home: 14,300 USD NON EU/EEA/HOME: 23,000 USD

Last updated October 10, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
July 2017
18 months
Full time
23,000 USD
Start date July 2017
Iceland Reykjavik
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 18 months
Price 23,000 USD
EU/EEA/Home: 14,300 USD - NON EU/EEA/HOME: 23,000 USD