Taught course

Energy and Power Systems

University of Liverpool · Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is an Honours degree in Engineering or Science at 2.2 level or above. Qualifications obtained in countries other than the UK are accepted providing the University of Liverpool considers them to be equivalent to a UK degree at 2.2 Honours level. Alternative entry routes exist, for example mature students may offer appropriate alternative qualifications plus experience as an alternative to an Honours degree. Anyone offering alternative qualifications should contact the MSc Admissions Secretary before applying.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927