Energy Science

Trinity College Dublin

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
27583 EUR/year
8487 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Energy Science programme at Trinity College Dublin is designed to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills to develop careers in the global energy sector.


The Energy Science programme at Trinity College Dublin consists of six taught modules worth 10 ECTS each. These are structured around a cross-cutting introductory module. The introductory module is designed to furnish students with all of the basic physics, chemistry and engineering concepts that are required to become an "Energy Scientist". These basics are complemented by essential "Economics of Energy" and "Principles of Energy Policy".

Now with the ability to understand and analyse the competing aspects  of all of the essential science, engineering and economics pertinent to the energy discipline, the students proceed to Five specialised technically orientated core modules; "Conventional Energy Sources & Technologies", "Electric Power Generation and Distribution",  "Sustainable Energy Sources & Technologies I & II", and "Managing the impact of Energy Utilisation".

Learning Outcomes

  • Possess sophisticated comprehension of the sources, utilisation technologies, storage and distribution modes of energy that presently  power cities, buildings, transportation and consumer devices.
  • Hypothesise, using fundamental science, how alternative energy sources and technologies may disrupt conventional energy utilisation behaviours.
  • Outline the impact of energy utilisation on the environment at local and global levels.
  • Quantify the scale of local and global energy utilisation, contrast this to the geographical location of the energy source and understand how these factors relate to the economics of energy markets.
  • Use knowledge of scientific and technological challenges posed by distributed electricity/power generation with computer simulation to understand electricity distribution networks.
  • Apply science underlying conventional and sustainable energy sources including nuclear, fossil, wind, solar, biomass and biofuels to propose solutions to the clean and sustainable energy problem.
The Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2020 places Trinity College in Top 5 position in the “Sustainable Cities & Communities” category and a Top 30 spot in “Affordable and Clean Energy”!

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Context and Philosophy of Energy Science
  • Environmental Impact of Energy Utilisation
  • Economics of Energy & Energy Regulation & Policy
  • Thermodynamics, Reaction Kinetics and Heat Transfer
  • Energy Storage Electromagnetism
  • Materials for Energy Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Final decisions on all applications will be made by July 31st.






On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This MSc is suitable for graduates who have achieved an upper second class honours degree or the international equivalent in either physical sciences or engineering. However, applications from similarly qualified candidates from other disciplines are welcome if they can demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge or interest in the Energy sector. 
  • Applicants whose first language is not English or has not completed their undergraduate degree through the medium of English are welcome but may be required to demonstrate a competent level of English through an assessment or interview with the Course Director prior to a final decision on admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27583 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27583 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8487 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8487 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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