12 months
26500 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Join the Electrical Power and Smart Grids course at The University of Exeter that focuses on operation, control and maintenance of future Smart Grid with particular emphasis on the challenges associated with Net-Zero and low carbon futures.

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  • Benefit from specialist facilities and equipment available at the Centre for Smart Grid where you will be encouraged to attend lab sessions and to undertake your own project work and research
  • Learn from academics who are experts in their fields whose teaching is inspired by the latest research
  • Graduates of the Electrical Power and Smart Grids course at The University of Exeter  will be ready to take leading roles in achieving Net-Zero targets with cutting-edge technologies and data analytics for Smart Grid


With electricity becoming the key energy vector in achieving society’s Net-Zero targets, new opportunities are on the rise in this field. Due to the integration of low carbon technologies and associated variabilities in energy supply and demand, recruiters are looking for workforce with additional knowledge and expertise in smart grid technologies, data analytics and renewables.

The MSc Electrical Power and Smart Grids prepares engineers for this demand from future power systems who will not only have knowledge on traditional power network but also latest trends and technologies to operate and maintain the future smart grid, application of data analytics techniques and addressing sustainability within the electrical power network.

Graduates will be able to progress to either a PhD degree or to various other roles across private and public sectors.

Programme Structure

  • You will be introduced to the latest trends and technologies that are transforming the energy and electrical power sector as the world pivots towards sustainable and digitalised power systems.
  • This programme makes use of the specialist facilities at the Centre for Smart Grid where you will be encouraged to attend lab sessions and undertake your own project work and research.
  • Compulsory modules will cover areas such as power system analysis; digital twinning and data analytics for power networks and design, implementation and resilience of smart grids and sustainable energy systems. The dissertation will allow you to complete a more detailed research project in an area of personal interest.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We close to applications wishing to join us for study in 2022/2023 on Friday 16 September. We advise international applicants to submit a complete application by mid-July.


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants are considered individually on merit although we usually require a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a science or engineering discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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