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Energy Science

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Duration 2 semesters
Entry level Bachelor
Cost National/EU student:4.621€ International student:13.177€

The MSc in Energy Science is a one-year taught masters’ programme, taught jointly by the Schools of Chemistry, Natural Sciences, Physics and Engineering. 
The aim is to provide students with a broad knowledge and experience of both the science and application of conventional and sustainable energy technologies. 
Determining how energy is utilised and the environmental consequences of its use can determine many government policies across the globe. Therefore, those interested in pursuing a career in the energy sector require a deep understanding of the scientific and engineering theory and challenges relevant to the area. This knowledge is particularly important for those interested in communicating or managing the environment’s impact of the world's energy use e.g. through climate change. 

Application procedure

Application directly through Applications System:

Grant opportunities

HEA Free Fees Scheme (FFI): the Irish Exchequer will pay tuition fees to the University on behalf of students registered for the first time on qualifying, full-time, undergraduate degree programmes.
SUSI - Student Universal Support Ireland:
Application through:
The award or denial of this grant is completely dependant upon the Student Grant Appeals Body 

Learning outcomes

Graduates of the MSc in Energy Science have knowledge and skills directly applicable to a host of energy orientated industries, including, power generation and distribution, electronics, automotive, aviation, construction and oil & gas. For graduates interested in academic research, the societal pursuit of clean and secure energy is at the heart of the research agenda of every major country.


Graduates Level 6 Bachelors of Engineering, Chemistry or Physics, or rquivalent.

The MSc is suitable for graduates who have achieved an upper second class honours degree or the international equivalent in either Chemistry, Physics or Engineering. However, applications from similarly qualified candidates from other disciplines are welcome if they can demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge and interest in Energy Science. 

ISCED Categories

Offshore and renewable energy