Taught course

Electrical Power Systems

University of Bath · Faculty of Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Enhance your career options in the electrical power industry with a degree that gives you specialist skills in modern power system networks.

You can boost your knowledge in engineering and contribute to a fast-moving industry on our master's degree. Our course gives you comprehensive training in aspects of electrical power systems such as quality, energy, protection and electronics.

We have a long-standing reputation as specialist educators of power engineers. Our course draws on the strength of our involvement with the power industry where there is a demand for engineers who can plan and operate safe, efficient and reliable systems. You'll learn how industry tackles these challenges so you have the knowledge to develop your own engineering solutions.

Group projects provide a rewarding opportunity to work in teams to develop problem solving and communication skills. The balanced mix of specialist units, projects and research mean you'll graduate with the theoretical and technical skills to make a positive impact in this field.

You'll be based in our Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, learning from academics with expertise in engineering science. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into your teaching and learning experience.

You'll have access to facilities including laboratories for superconductivity, optoelectronics and circuit board prototyping, as well as dedicated project space and well-equipped computer labs.

Our master's prepares you for the next step in your career, whether that is in industry or academia. Some of our graduates have on to work in companies such as Guam Power Authority, National Grid and Central Electricity Board. We also encourage our top performing MSc students to continue their studies with us on our PhD programme.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Fees and funding

Learn more via the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1225 385 115