Have you ever wondered how your community (village, neighbourhood, company, institution) can make the transition from fossil sourced energy to more sustainable sources? This key issue is the essence of the master Energy for Society.
The aim of the master programme is to educate Energy Transition Strategists focussing on local and regional levels of energy transition. Upon graduation you will
have a broad competence base ranging from how to build (energy) communities, sustainable energy technologies, sustainable business models, governance, communication to spatial transformations. This will enable you to initiate and support local and regional energy transition projects entrepreneurially, i.e. help define and implement community-based projects that create social, environmental and monetary value. You will be able to catalyse complex bottom-up energy transition processes and foster change in people’s ‘energy behaviour’. Working with communities, cooperatives, clusters of companies, municipalities and regional organisations you will establish a dialogue between different groups of stakeholders.
Throughout the programme you will work and learn in close co-operation with your peers, professional practitioners, researchers and education staff using real
life projects. This environment will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to:
International students should provide proof of English language proficiency: IELTS score ≥ 6.5 or TOEFL score ≥ 575. Students who have a qualification from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or the United States are exempted from this requirement. A letter of motivation is also required.
EU/EEA students: € 2,060
Non-EU/EEA students: € 7,700
There are many job opportunities for graduates of the Master Energy for Society ranging from profit to non-profit organisations. To name a few: consultant to guide local
initiatives for utility companies, Sustainability Consultant for network administrators, Local Council Policy Officer, Area Director Energy Transition, Programme Manager Energy, Community Advisor in local construction projects or renovation projects, and Freelance Consultant Energy Transition.