MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures
MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures
The MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures is an internationally unique course. Throughout the year our students have lectures and guidance from experts across all research areas at Imperial College London, as well as leaders from the energy industry. The curriculum's focus on a multidisciplinary view of the energy sector means graduates are well placed to work in a diverse range of energy-related areas and are in high demand from employers.
"The MSc in Sustainable energy Futures has a 97% overall satisfaction rate in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey"
The main aim of the course to develop the next generation of leaders in the energy sector. This postgraduate course provides grounding in the major features of global energy issues, sustainable energy technologies and their interactions with economics, the environment and policy. Taking a quantitative approach to the study of technology and systems, the MSc mainly, though not exclusively, attracts students from engineering and physical sciences. It also appeals to those with some post degree experience wishing to gain a broader, more strategic perspective of energy issues.
Combining the academic and industrial experience of the Faculty of Engineering with the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Imperial College Business School, the MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures offers a unique multidisciplinary teaching programme. Emphasis is placed on the study of whole systems and sustainability in order to be directly applicable to the wide-ranging and cross-cutting energy problems faced by society. Students will develop the critical evaluation skills, research techniques and quantitative analytical methodologies essential for assessing real-world energy systems.
The MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures is offered as a full-time one-year intensive course starting in early October and finishing in late September. It is split over three terms: Autumn and Spring consist of mandatory taught modules that include Core Foundational Modules and 2-week Intensive Modules. The Summer term is dedicated to carrying out a research project.
"I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet, and work with, some of the top academics and business people in the energy sector. The course gave me a strong foundation across all energy technologies and systems, and put it all in an economic and policy context"
Simon Bushell (2014)
Energy Engineer, Ameresco
Modules in the Autumn Term, including Energy Systems Technology, Methods for the Analysis of Energy Systems and Energy Economics and Policy, bring a diverse cohort up to speed on common language and analytical tools. In the Spring Semester, students take specialised modules that are taught as a sequence of intensive two-week courses. Before embarking on individual research projects in the summer, students will have chosen their topic and submitted an initial literature review.
The research project is an opportunity to make use of the interdisciplinary nature of the MSc. Each research projects is normally supervised by at least two supervisors from different departments.
Throughout the year, students are required to attend workshops to develop transferable skills such as ‘Public Speaking’, ‘Creative Thinking’ and a ‘Preparing and Writing a Literature Review’. These have been developed exclusively for the MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures.
Applying for the course
We are now open for 2021/22 applications. The application deadline is 31 March 2021.
Applications must be completed online through the Imperial College London application system.
For information about applying or your application please contact the Engineering Admissions Team:
Post: Registry, Level 3, Sherfield Building, Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AZ.
Information for offer holders
This course will begin on schedule in the Autumn and we plan to reopen our campuses. We are looking forward to seeing you in person, if travel and visa arrangements allow. If you can’t travel to campus in time for the start of term, we want to reassure you that your academic Department has made plans which make it possible to offer you a high-quality remote educational experience during the Autumn term.
Your teaching will be a combination of on-campus (in-person) and remote learning (online). We call this ‘multi-mode’ delivery. Depending on official government guidance throughout the entirety of next academic year, the ‘multi-mode’ balance may be subject to change. We hope to be able to offer you increased on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the year.
For more information about multi-mode delivery, your learning experience and the steps we’ll be taking to keep you safe on campus if you are able to join us, please see our Covid-19 information for applicants and offer holders page.