Energy and Environmental Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
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? The Energy and Environmental Sciences programme is offered at the University of Groningen.

About

The Master's degree programme in Energy and Environmental Sciences at the University of Groningen focuses on the large-scale issues and tries to contribute to possible solutions to the energy and environmental challenges.

The programme participates in the new Energy Academy Europe (international centre of excellence). This ensures close connections to top research, industries and consultancies. The synergy results in a wide range of research topics focusing on energy and sustainability, such as:

  • Renewable, innovative energy systems
  • Climate and atmosphere
  • Geo-energy
  • Combustion technology
  • Bio-fuels technology, land and ocean-based
  • Energy and land use scenario's and modeling

The Master's programme is accessible for several Bachelor degrees in Natural Sciences (e.g. Biology, Physics, Chemistry etc.).

Job prospects

Energy and Environmental scientists from the University of Groningen are renown for their in depth systems-approach and/or specialised experimental skills. Within months after graduation almost all (> 90%) graduates obtain suitable jobs in:

  • Research (institutes or universities)
  • Industry
  • Consultancy
  • Government

Programme Structure

Programme options

  • Individually tailored programme (track)
  • Research orientation and consultancy & business orientation (track)

Programme schedule

2-year programme; credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS.

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is recommended
  • For an average of 20 weeks
  • Maximum of 30 EC

Exchange: All our science and engineering programmes offer study abroad possibilities at a number of partner institutions. Our partners include top-100 universities in Europe (for example in Germany, UK, and Sweden) and in the USA, China, South-East Asia, and South America. Our exchange programmes have a typical duration of one semester and count toward your final degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree in the natural sciences (chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, pharmacy), in computing science or in the engineering disciples such as industrial, mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineering.

This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the master programme for which you applied.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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