The world has seen dramatic shifts in energy demand and provision since Climate Change has been widely generally accepted as reality. Sustainable sources of energy provide ever more power to networks in direct competition with traditional fuels, and the roll out globally of Net Zero ambitions / targets is increasing. Since COVID-19, decarbonisation, renewable energy technology, digital energy systems and alternative fuels have all moved higher up the agenda of governments and organisations, as the world looks towards a ‘green recovery’. The energy sector is therefore set to redouble its efforts on arguably the biggest transition since the industrial revolution, and the opportunities for employment within new technology areas and energy management have never been greater.

Moving into a low-carbon future will require a workforce with the knowledge and skills to adapt existing technologies, develop new ones, and explore the full realm of energy possibilities – things we have a long and successful history of at Cranfield. Our research-led teaching means we are equipping our students with up to the minute knowledge about these technologies. Our close links with industry means we understand the challenges faced by the energy sector, and we steer our student teaching towards things that matter for the sector, making the knowledge you’ll gain exceptionally relevant to your future employers. Our range of Energy and Power MSc courses provide you with a plethora of excellent opportunities to launch your energy careers, setting you up to play a key future role in this exciting future for the energy sector.

The Energy and Power MScs we offer are:

"The whole course was ideal for me. Getting involved with something you desire is enjoyable and inspiring. The individual projects, group projects and educational trips helped me comprehend practical matters of the modules and learn how to collaborate efficiently. In general it was utterly exciting and a source of experiences."

"For a long time I have wanted to make a difference to the world, and make a positive contribution to low-carbon energy generation. I came to Cranfield because of its world-class facilities, expertise in the field of carbon capture and storage, and its excellent links with industry. All of these things combined have allowed me to further my research, apply it to real world challenges and continue the journey towards my ambition."

"The thing that I like the most about our course is that we work in the laboratories and go on site visits. For example, during a recent module we learned about the combustion process of coal and other biomass feedstocks, and were able to carry out a pilot-scale test in the laboratory. We learned about the operations needed, the data that needs to be monitored and recorded throughout the test. Then we visited the biomass power plant of Cranfield to see the system that provides heating for our campus, to really see theory in practise.