What will I learn?


The MSc in Smart Energy Management is a truly interdisciplinary course that combines cutting-edge data science and energy system technologies with knowledge of sustainability and strategy management. It will ensure the students graduate with the skills that employers demand for a career in the smart energy sector or computing/IT sector with an emphasis on sustainability. The course will also develop and extend the practical skills that are necessary for the designing, building, and evaluation of smart energy systems such as strategy management and consultancy skills. Graduates from this programme should be able to undertake both development and management roles. The course recognises the wide variety of potential destinations for students after completion of their course and as such uses compulsory modules to deliver key skills and enable students to obtain the required knowledge. The course also teaches you the skills needed to become a consultant through dedicated modules where you are taught and assessed through applying your learning to real-world problems. The programme will be delivered in conjunction with the £15M SEND (Smart Energy Network Demonstrator) at Keele University. SEND centres on strong collaborations between Keele, Siemens and local SMEs with the aim to create Europe’s first ‘at scale’ Smart Energy Network Demonstrator on Keele campus – a living laboratory where new smart energy, data analytics, and IoT technologies can be researched, developed and tested.


You will have formal lectures delivered by academic staff as well as small group tutorial and practical sessions. The course uses a variety of innovative learning tools and methods working with real clients, such as the industrial partners working on the SEND programme.

The taught modules are mainly assessed by coursework. For example, in Data Analytics & Databases: students analyse a large dataset (using, for example, R and/or SQL) and create a report of their findings which is then assessed. Some modules are assessed by examinations. Examinations are normally 2 hours in length where students can not use books and notes are not allowed.


Some of our students who have worked on advanced projects in Keele’s Smart Energy Network Demonstrator have progressed to study their PhD at Keele after successfully completing MSc degrees at Keele.

Which department am I in?

Keele University

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,500.00 (17,03,597) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 September 2021


Keele University


ST5 5BG, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Postgraduate 2.2: A Bachelor degree from a recognised institution with GPA 3.0 out of 4.0; Postgraduate 2.1: A Bachelor degree from a recognised institution with GPA 3.3 out of 4.0. Students need to have an IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent with no subtest score below 5.5.

For international students

Undergraduate degree in any subject with second class lower (2:2) or an international equivalent. We will also consider students with equivalent industrial work experience. Students should have an IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) with overall score of 87 (components - listening 21, reading 21, speaking 23, writing 21).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Keele University

Keele University is among top 5 in TEF for its teaching and learning outcomes, and is also known to deliver one-to one academic assistance.

  • Keele offers world-class learning and several study options
  • Self-contained University with many impressive facilities
  • 96% of graduates find work within six months
  • Joint first in England for student course satisfaction