Energy and Power Systems ()

University of Liverpool the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 5135 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 15251 per year

All study options

About Energy and Power Systems at University of Liverpool

This course will provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the electrical power generation, distribution, networks and trading. The operating principles, monitoring, optimisation and control of modern power systems are discussed in details. The environmental challenges, renewable energy generation, and research and management skills are also addressed in this one-year programme. Finally, students will be introduced to the principles underlying robust trading systems, an important element of fair and transparent electricity markets. The programme has been developed for graduates with electrical/electronic or related background to meet the increasing demand from the energy and power industry.

The world demand for energy (in particular electrical power) will increase over the next decade and beyond. There are many problems to meet this challenge without causing serious environmental damage to our planet. Electrical and Electronic Engineers will need to provide solutions to get the balance right. There are tremendous opportunities for us to make a significant impact that will shape the future for everyone, and this course has been developed to meet the demand from industry.

The programme consists of a taught component and a major research based project. The taught component is organised in two 12-week semesters with examinations at the end of each semester.

The taught part of the programme is assessed in January and May and represents 105 credits from a total of 180. The remaining 75 credits are allocated to the project. Project related work accounts for 75 credits; 15 credits are allocated to course work aiming to improve report writing skills and 60 credits are allocated to project specific work undertaken from June onwards.


Project work contributes 60 credits, which will be based on a topic of industrial or scientific relevance, and will be carried out in laboratories in the University or at an approved placement in industry. The project is examined by dissertation, and award of the MSc (Eng) degree will require evidence of in-depth understanding, mastery of research techniques, ability to analyse assembled data, and assessment of outcomes.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 5135 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15251 per year

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is a UK 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (such as Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Physics and Computer Science) from an accepted University or Institute of Higher Education. Alternative qualifications and all non-UK qualifications which are equivalent to a UK 2.1 honours degree in a relevant subject will be considered. In some cases, a good UK 2.2 honours degree may be considered if strong performance in relevant, formally assessed modules is demonstrated or the applicant has relevant industrial experiences. If you meet our other academic requirements but do not achieve the required level of English, it is possible to come and study at Liverpool upon completion of the University’s summer academic English programmes. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 0.5 (eg you need to improve from 6.0 to 6.5) you should attend the six week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 1.0 (eg you need to improve from 5.5 to 6.5) you should attend the ten week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 1.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.0) you should attend the 19 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.5) you should attend the 29 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 or 2.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.0 to 6.0 or 4.0 to 6.5) you should attend the 40 week course. If you require additional English language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at International qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. English language qualifications All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include: GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please see for a full list. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading – 22, Speaking 23. International Baccalaureate Standard Level 5 Hong Kong use of English AS level C INDIA Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards WAEC C4-6

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