Energy, Master's, 2 years

The energy situation in the world is rapidly changing. In order to slow down global warming to reach the two-degrees target, we need to change our current energy supply and use. Energy transition is one of the main priority areas of University of Bergen.
  • TuitionNone
  • Years2 Years
  • Intake20
  • Grade requirementsMinimum C
  • LanguageEnglish, Norwegian
  • ECTS120
  • StartAutumn

Main content

The Master’s programme in Energy gives you a theoretical foundation to understand a wide range of issues related to energy resources and use, and to consider them in a wider environmental and societal perspective. 

You can specialise in topics like: 

  • Energy from wind, water and sun 
  • Geothermal energy 
  • Energy physics and materials for energy systems 
  • Transmission of energy including thermal machines and electrical power systems. 
  • Energy systems including energy security, system optimization and environmental impacts.  

More information below

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This education is highly relevant for jobs in energy utility companies, consultancies, public service organisations and research. 

Our graduates work both in Norway and abroad in both public and private sector, in companies like: 

You can also continue in academic research by pursuing a PhD


There are two mandatory, common courses in the Master’s programme in Energy.  

The remaining courses are electives, and you choose courses that are relevant for your master thesis, in agreement with your academic supervisor.  The master’s thesis is normally 60 ECTS which gives you an excellent opportunity to focus on a research project.  

Semester 1 

Semester 2 

Semesters 3 and 4 

Academic life 

Climate and energy transition is one of the main priority areas at the University of Bergen. The Master's Programme in Energy is hosted by the Geophysical Institute which also hosts the Bergen Energy Lab. At the Energy Lab, you will participate in weekly lunch meetings and seminars, discussing topics like the global energy revolution, green transition, and development of sustainable energy systems. It is an important meeting place for companies and academia.  

Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW) is established to strengthen the research and education in offshore wind energy. The centre has three focus areas: Wind resources, Site evaluation and Wind farm operations.  

The Geophysical Institute is located at the University’s city centre campus, close to the Bjerknes centre for climate research. 

Master’s students in Energy are part of a vibrant, international student environment, with an informal relationship between staff and fellow students. 

The Master's programme in Energy uses a combination of lectures and other learning methods like exercises, laboratory work with journals, seminars and fieldwork.  

Work load elective courses:  

This varies, depending on the course. 

The Master's thesis  

You find a research topic and supervisor when you start as a master’ student. There are projects available that you can choose from. 

At the Master's Programme in Energy we expect that you work independently with your master's thesis, but with good supervision from supervisors. You are also expected to be able to discuss the topic with your fellow students. 

The master’s project is normally 60 ECTS.  

What you will learn 

A graduate of the Master’s programme in Energy:  

  • has in-depth knowledge about various energy resources and their application 
  • has specialized within one or more energy topics 
  • has solid knowledge within basic topics of mathematics and physics as a foundation to stay updated within the energy field 

Full list of learning outcomes.

Study period abroad 

It is difficult to plan a stay abroad as part of this programme. To study abroad, plan in cooperation with your supervisor to see if you can travel while writing your thesis.  

How to apply

This programme is open for applicants from the Nordic countries and international applicants residing in Norway.

Follow the link to find the general entry requirements and guidelines on how to apply:

You will also have to meet the programme specific entry requirements.