Why apply

The following are just a few of the many reasons to apply:

Openness

The program requires no specific previous knowledge. Our students include bachelor's graduates from the social sciences, geography, economics as well as law and engineering.

The only prerequisite is critical thinking, an active approach to studies, and the ability to work in a team.

Everything else you'll learn with us.

Variety

Energy policy cuts across many domains of developed societies. Major contemporary challenges include combating climate change, ensuring sufficient resources for economic development, and securing the supply of energy commodities.

You can select the topic that most interests you and focus on it by selecting relevant courses and internships and, of course, through your master's thesis.

Themes covered by the EPS program

The energy industry & the environment
Society’s ever rising energy consumption has resulted in climate change and local pollution. But how exactly is the energy sector connected to these issues and what can be done about it?

Economic development & energy poverty
Access to affordable energy accelerates economic development and improves quality of life. How can we ensure such access for everyone while curbing our consumption of traditional fuels which harm the environment?

Technological development & innovation
How do current and emerging energy technologies work? How do their limitations restrict the possibilities of energy policy?

The geopolitics of energy supply & energy security
What can be done about dependence on unstable regions? How can stable supply be ensured? How should we analyze oil shocks and gas crises?

The energy transition
The transition to a low-carbon energy system is about more than just renewables. Such transition also entails decentralized energy production, new business models, new market players and interest groups, as well as new rules for decision-making.

Principles & dilemmas in energy policy formulation
What are the key energy issues in various parts of the world? How do they shape the policy-making process? How can such policies be assessed? These are the questions that companies, institutions and nonprofits all ask.

Local-scale energy project development
Local opposition and acceptance are key themes in energy policy implementation. How can consensus be reached between investors and local inhabitants? What processes enable such efforts and where might issues arise?

Setting & regulation of energy markets
Social, environmental and economic policies directly impact energy markets. Markets, on the other hand, shape the formulation and success of such policies. How can we make sense of this dynamic?

EU energy policy
The EU significantly influences national energy policies both within and outside its territory. Few are able to understand this dynamic better than our graduates.

Applicability

Regardless of the particular area you decide to focus on, the knowledge and skills you acquire will serve you well in your future career.

Where our graduates work

Government offices & ministries, energy regulatory authorities, market operators

Energy companies

Consultancy companies

Non-profit & special interest groups

Research & academia

International reach

You'll be joined by like-minded students from all around the world, making the program a great educational as well as cultural experience.

The program also regularly hosts foreign experts, such as James Henderson from the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.

Or you can join them on an exchange. The university offers plenty of scholarship programs to support study abroad and internships in over 150 countries.

Practical experience & community

Practical courses are an integral part of the program. You'll gain practical knowledge of the energy industry as well as transferable skills. You'll be also encouraged to build a network of contacts who can help you arrange an internship or find employment.

Our graduates represent another valuable network with whom you can engage through our private Facebook group. They can be a useful resource in searching for internships and jobs. And some even return to take part in our practical courses.

Brno

Brno is a beautiful, vibrant city located in the heart of Europe. And according to a comparative poll among students, Brno is one of the five best student cities in the world.

Brno's culture and night life have been praised by the New York Times and The Guardian. No matter your interests, Brno has something to offer!