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Energy for Sustainability, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #406 (QS) Coimbra, Portugal
The Master's in Energy for Sustainability at the University of Coimbra (MESUC) aims at developing its students' abilities to contribute to interdisciplinary interventions in areas such as the efficient use of energy, centralized or decentralized energy production.
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Overview

The Master's in Energy for Sustainability at the University of Coimbra (MESUC) aims at developing its students' abilities to contribute to interdisciplinary interventions in areas such as the efficient use of energy, centralized or decentralized energy production, or the distribution of energy, always under a sustainable development perspective. 

Students that earn an MSc through this program have developed competences in the technological domains associated to these areas, as well as the domains of economics and the environment; they acquired capacities to analyze systems and their interrelations; they are able to develop projects and tackle complex problems concerning the energy-environment binomial, addressing topics such as the evaluation of systems' sustainability, using life-cycle models, materials flow analysis, geographical information systems, market economics analyzes, or market regulation mechanisms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation project
  • Energy Planning and Sustainable Development
  • Energy Production, Conversion and Storage
  • Space organization and the Environment
  • Buildings and Environment
  • Indoor Environmental Quality

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

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General Requirements

  • Candidates to the MESUC program should have a degree in the area of Economics, Management, Engineering, Natural sciences, or Architecture
  • transcript of records
  • degree,
  • 2 letters of recommendation,
  • letter of motivation,
  • proof of English proficiency,
  • proof of identity,
  • Europass CV 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3200 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
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  • 2nd year (3rd semester): 800 EUR/ 3500EUR*

    • *Tuition fee for students from outside the European Union

Living costs for Coimbra

  • 485 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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