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The ERC is South Africa’s foremost energy research institution working at the intersection of energy and the environment. We are a multi-disciplinary centre that draws from skills sets as diverse as engineering, economics, history, statistics, political studies, and physics. 

We offer two Masters programmes:  MSc (Eng) in Sustainable Energy Engineering and MPhil in Energy & Development Studies.

On this website you will find a list of Frequently Asked Questions, information about entrance requirementsdates and procedures for applying and fees and funding. You can also read about some of our alumni.


Current Masters students will find links to the programme overview and the individual course timetables

UPDATE as of JULY 2016 the ERC is currently not able to accept new PhD students. Unfortunately we have limited supervisory capacity at the PhD level, and all of the staff who are able to supervise PhDs currently have a full complement of students. If you are interested in pursuing PhD studies in the energy sector, please check this website in mid-2017 for updates.