About the course
As the renewable energy sector continues to grow there is a need for trained individuals to plan, implement and manage new renewable energy projects. With the Humber – Britain’s ‘Energy Estuary’ – rapidly becoming the focus of Britain’s renewables industry, offering excellent scope for industrial placements and career prospects, you could hardly choose a better place to study than the University of Hull. Developed in cooperation with industry experts, this vocational course is one of the only Masters degrees in the UK specifically designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to work in the renewables sector as a project manager or resource analyst.
You will gain a good understanding of a range of technologies, including wind, tidal, solar, wave and bio-fuels, through both study and hands-on experience in the lab. You will develop an understanding of the key research and analytical skills relevant to renewable energy resource analysis, including GIS and industry software, as well as learning key professional skills such as project management, presentations and group work. There is a strong industrial component, including site visits, guest speakers from industry and the use of 'real-world' examples. The programme is also ideal for students interested in further research.
The programme offers two pathways leading to the following awards:
MSc Renewable Energy
For applicants interested in understanding a wide range of renewable energy technologies and developing the analytical and research skills relevant to the sector.
MSc Renewable Energy (Resource Management)
For applicants who wish to focus on the exploitation of bio-renewable sources for energy production. For this programme the course content is concentrated on developing an understanding of the range of different sources, methods for conversion into energy and the regulatory and economic context of the use of bio-renewables as sources of energy.
A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK will be introduced for the 2016/17 academic year. They will provide up to £10,000 a year for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.
*Please note, part-time fees and fees for Home/EU students have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.
More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.
All applicants: TBC
A good Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or appropriate experience in a professional environment. A minimum of GCSE Grade C Maths and/or Physics or equivalent is also required.
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.