The University of Oxford

Energy Systems

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Rank: 2 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: University of Oxford


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/10/01

Duration: 12 months

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The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (October 2020). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via MSc in Energy Systems covers technical, societal and political aspects of this dynamic subject and will provide you with an understanding of how to develop innovative solutions.The MSc in Energy Systems augments world-leading research from the Department of Engineering Science with contributions from the Departments of Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry and the School of Geography and the Environment.The course is designed to be accessible by those who have a first degree in either engineering, the physical sciences, or geography and will be taught using a modular framework to ensure that students are able to progress at their own predetermined speed.The course structure is comprised of a combination of teaching methods, to provide a stimulating learning environment: taught modules, a small group case study project, a whole cohort exercise, industrial and relevant stakeholder visits and a dissertation.The taught modules are divided into three different core themes: Resources, Systems and Services, exploring the production and supply of energy and the societal and political implications involved. Each module is taught over 1 or 2 weeks, depending on the subject, and will be delivered in a lecture format. These modules will also utilise innovative methods such as project based and student led peer-to-peer learning with ample opportunity for discussion.Teaching modules will be closely aligned with current research within the University and each module will be split into four units.Course teaching is concentrated in the first two terms of the academic year, leaving the final term for non-taught course components.This approach is expected to provide students with an optimal balance of working with sector stakeholders to develop understanding from taught elements while broadening personal horizons.The taught modules and or unassessed skills training run for up to 6 hours per day for all weeks of Michaelmas and Hillary terms. Trinity term is dedicated to the three non-taught assessed components of the course with the dissertation running all the way through to submission on or around the first week in the September after admission. Further information about studying part timeThere are two part-time variants (2 years and 3 years in duration) to allow those who may be constrained through personal circumstance, or those who wish to participate whilst still in full time employment, to attend. For students on the two year variant, students will study two modules and then have a gap week. For students on the three year variant, students will attend one module approximately every three weeks. The fees for each part-time variant are adjusted to reflect the amount of time that each student will spend in active study.


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Some 140 countries have attendees at Oxford and some 60% of the total student body is from outside the UK. There are various programs available for international students to help with orientation and integrating with life in Oxford as well as to help with legal matters such as immigration and visas. They can also help with practical matters such as dealing with finances and accessing health care with the National Health Service (NHS). Student life is filled with many traditions as befits a university of Oxford's age. One of these are the balls, held by the colleges with a formal dress code as well as smaller events regularly during the year. The Oxford University Student Union or OUSU, represents students and is their voice in debate about the university as well as organising student life organisations. There are a large number of sports available outside the classroom and many of these are of a high standard. The Boat Race is a famous example of a rowing race with nearby Cambridge University that is watched by up to 10 million TV viewers each year. There are also student newspapers and a radio station as well as performing arts groups. There are also student societies open to students who aren't studying the subject to learn something new and different.

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