MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences

University of Groningen

Program Description

MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences

University of Groningen

MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences

What are the solutions to the environmental issues on a global scale, like climate change, sustainable development and the greenhouse effect? What alternative sources of energy do we need to explore or make available for use?

The Master’s degree programme in Energy and Environmental Sciences focuses on the large-scale issues and tries to contribute to possible solutions to the environmental problems.

Study Programme

You can choose from two specializations:

  • System studies on Energy and Environment- with a strong design-orientated, systems approach character based in natural sciences. What are the possibilities for a sustainable future for a region, a country or the world as a whole? What characterizes the optimal transition routes towards a sustainable future?
  • Experimental studies of Energy and Climate - linked to an experimental, energy-related research programme. It covers a range of topics such as the carbon cycle in atmosphere and ocean, gas combustion studies, polymer solar cells, and biofuels technology. Teaching is highly modern and active student participation as well as the development of more general (communication) skills are essential in many courses.

The two-year Master’s degree programme (120 ECTS) consists of:

Year 1

Energy and Environmental Sciences
Resources and Sustainable Development

For the specialization System studies on Energy and Environment:

  • Energy and Materials
  • Optional courses like global development studies, environmental economics, energy law

For the specialization Experimental Studies of Energy and Climate:

  • Experimental Methods of Trace Gas Research
  • Global Change
  • Optional courses like biocatalysis & green chemistry, physics of continuous media, energy and materials

Current Topics in Energy and Environmental Sciences
Optional courses

Year 2

Training Thesis (25 ECTS)

Master Thesis (35 ECTS)

Admissions Requirements for international students

  • A Bachelor's degree in a relevant natural science. For both specializations in this master: a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, applied physics or astronomy. For the specialization System Studies on Energy and Environment, a Bachelor’s degree in for example biology, pharmacy, industrial engineering and management, mathematics or computing science, may also suffice.
  • The Admission Board will decide whether you are applicable.
  • Proof of English proficiency is required (TOEFL 580/237/92, IELTS 6.5, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English), with the exception of students whose native language is English
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 4, 2017
2 years
Full time
2,006 EUR
May 1, 2017
EU and Non-EU
Start date Sept. 4, 2017
Netherlands Groningen
Application deadline May 1, 2017
EU and Non-EU
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 2,006 EUR
- EU, 14.200 EUR. - non-EU per year