Masters in Sustainable Energy Systems: Applications Open

Masters in Sustainable Energy Systems is the new course and its registration is on currently. The program is being offered by University of Birgmingham and IIT Madras.

It is interesting to note that the institutions have launched Joint Masters programme in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence earlier.

Joint Masters in Sustainable Energy SystemsThis one, Joint Masters in Sustainable Energy Systems will help its graduates become specialists in a fast-growing industry that is leading the fight against climate change.

Study of Joint Masters in Sustainable Energy Systems

Students will study in both Chennai and Birmingham before receiving a single degree awarded jointly by both universities & will also carry out project within internationally-recognised research groups.

They will also carry out a substantial individual project within internationally-recognised research groups, giving them an opportunity to apply their knowledge to real world challenges.


Joint Masters programme in Sustainable Energy Systems offers flexibility to students to conclude the programme in either Birmingham or IIT Madras.

It will start with students beginning their studies at IIT Madras and completing a short industrial placement. Students then have the option of two pathways:

Ø Option 1 – Study in the UK for 12 months including a research project in Birmingham

Ø Option 2 – Study in the UK for six months, then return to IIT Madras to complete the programme and carry out a research project at IIT Madras.


The applications will be available from 6th May 2024 with the offer letters scheduled to be sent out from 26th June 2024.

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About the course

Prof. Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Birmingham spoke about Joint Masters programme in Sustainable Energy Systems.

He said their second Joint Masters programme opens new and exciting opportunities to study in two countries, benefitting from the expertise and industry links of both IIT Madras and the University of Birmingham.

Joint Masters in Sustainable Energy SystemsElaboration

Elaborating on this Joint Masters programme in Sustainable Energy Systems, Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy, Dean (Global Engagement), IIT Madras said IIT Madras is thrilled to start this new program in collaboration with University of Birmingham close on the heels of the first successful joint program on data science and AI.

Link to apply for Joint Masters in Sustainable Energy Systems is Here


The Joint Masters in Sustainable Energy Systems focusses on energy systems and technologies that can help to build a sustainable future – covering technology development and engineering, as well as societal, economic, environmental and policy aspects to help meet net zero targets.

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Students will learn about the fundamental principles behind the current energy systems, including fuel cells and hydrogen, energy storage, solar and nuclear energy.

The course content for Joint Masters in Sustainable Energy Systems will be delivered by research staff who have backgrounds in academia, industry and policy.


Lord Karan Bilimoria, Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, said the University of Birmingham is a Russell Group university ranked in the top 100 in the world and we are proud of our enduring bonds with India going back over a century.

These innovative joint postgraduate programmes offer students the opportunity to pursue a world-class education at globally leading institutions in two countries, and to have their educational achievements recognised by both.

Global perspective

Prof. Adam Tickell said successful applicants of Joint Masters in Sustainable Energy Systems will experience a global perspective as they learn the fundamental principles of sustainable energy systems – giving them a unique professional perspective that will help them to make a valuable career contribution to our fight against climate change.

Another Perspective

As well as studying in India and Birmingham at two leading institutions, successful applicants will gain a global perspective on sustainable energy, and experience hands-on industrial training.

Students will benefit from Birmingham Energy Institute’s expertise in developing industrial applications from fundamental research, as well as IIT Madras’ excellence in the development of decarbonisation technologies.

Joint Masters in Sustainable Energy SystemsLong History

The University of Birmingham has a long and esteemed history in energy research and education, from the development of the UKs first publicly accessible hydrogen refueling station and boat, through the development of large-scale energy storage to the development of cold-chain technology in Africa and large-scale facilities for nuclear energy applications.

The Birmingham Energy Institute (BEI) has operated for almost 15 years. It was one of the first attempts to provide greater cohesion and identity for multi-disciplinary energy research within a UK university.


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