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.

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 have access to facilities specially equipped for your degree. They are designed to be similar to industrial workspaces so you gain an insight into what it is like to work in a professional environment. These include laboratories for superconductivity, optoelectronics and circuit board prototyping. You’ll also have access to dedicated project space and well-equipped computer labs.

You'll learn from academics in our Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into our teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Whether you aspire to go straight into industry, or to continue your studies with a research degree, our master's gives you what you need to take the next step in your career. You will graduate with:

  • skills to perform in-depth engineering work on tasks requiring research, project management and innovative thinking
  • the ability to design and plan a programme of technical work and apply the fundamental principles of electrical power systems to different technical problems
  • knowledge of business operation and project teamwork, to maximise impact within an industrial setting

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

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