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MScEnergy for Society

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Have you ever wondered how your community (village, neighbourhood, company, institution) can make the transition from fossil sourced energy to more sustainable sources? This key issue is the essence of the master Energy for Society programme*.

The aim of the master programme is to educate Energy Transition Strategists focussing on local and regional levels of energy transition. Upon graduation you will have a broad competence base ranging from how to build (energy) communities, sustainable energy technologies, sustainable business models, governance, communication to spatial transformations. This will enable you to initiate and support local and regional energy transition projects entrepreneurially, i.e. help define and implement community-based projects that create social, environmental and monetary value. You will be able to catalyse complex bottom-up energy transition processes and foster change in people’s ‘energy behaviour’. Working with communities, cooperatives, clusters of companies, municipalities and regional organisations you will establish a dialogue between different groups of stakeholders.

Programme structure

Semester 1 & 2

The curriculum compromises the following modules (5 ECTS each):

Overview of Energy Transition
In Dialogue about Energy
Energy Technologies and Systems
New Business Models
Community Building
Project I
Adaptive Leadership in Energy Transition
Society in Transition
Spatial Transformation and Sustainable Energy Communities
Research Methodology
Project II

Semester 3

In the third semester you will work on your thesis project which comprises of applied research with a focus on investigating a local energy transition initiative and further developing your professional skills. Prior to starting your thesis, you will need to have received approval on the topic. At the end of this semester you will defend your thesis report including your personal reflection report.

Career opportunities

There are many job opportunities for graduates of the Master Energy for Society ranging from profit to non-profit organisations. To name a few: consultant to guide local initiatives for utility companies, Sustainability Consultant for network administrators, Local Council Policy Officer, Area Director Energy Transition, Programme Manager Energy, Community Advisor in local construction projects or renovation projects, and Freelance Consultant Energy Transition.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States