What will I learn?

About the course

The University of Hull is leading the way in renewable energies and low carbon futures through Aura and the Energy and Environment Institute. As the renewable energy sector expands there is huge demand for trained individuals to plan, implement and manage renewable energy projects with 27,000 new jobs expected by 2030.

The Humber is the UK’s ‘Energy Estuary’ and is rapidly becoming the focus of the renewables industry with great opportunities for industrial placements and career prospects - you could hardly choose a better place to study than the University of Hull.

You will gain a good understanding of a range of technologies, such as wind, tidal, solar and hydro-power, through both lectures and hands-on experience in the laboratory. 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 building on the expertise of partners in Aura. The programme is also ideal for students interested in further research in this growth sector with research programmes led by the University’s Energy and Environment Institute.

Future prospects

The Renewable Energy Masters programme provides the essential background knowledge and key transferable skills for students to gain employment in the renewable energy sector. The course covers all of the current renewable energy technologies and enables students to gain a comprehensive overview of the sector combined with the opportunity to specialise.

The course has been specifically designed in close consultation with industry to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to work in the renewables sector as a project manager or resource analyst. Hull’s position on the River Humber – Britain’s Energy Estuary – makes us the ideal location for students hoping to pursue a career in the renewable energy industry.

This MSc degree is specifically designed to combine theoretical studies with hands-on practical work to make you highly employable for careers in industry, consultancy, government, academia or NGOs, both nationally and internationally.

The programme is also suitable as preparation for a PhD for anyone interested in further research in renewable energies.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£17,200.00 (US$ 21,221) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

28 September 2020

Venue

Hull Campus

Cottingham Road,

Hull,

Kingston-upon-Hull,

HU6 7RX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The majority of our taught Masters programmes / research Masters programmes and PhDs require that you hold a qualification equivalent to an upper second-class Bachelor Honours (or 2.1), although some programmes, especially PhDs may have higher entry requirements. We generally consider a Bachelors degree awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in the USA to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree. Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent - GPA 2.5 out of 4 or 3.0 out of 5, Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent - GPA 3.0 out of 4 or 3.7 out of 5. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)- Academic Test (all test centres) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each skill accepted for entry to degrees with integrated foundation year.

For international students

Normally a Bachelor Honours degree (2.2. or above), or international equivalent, in an engineering or science subject and GCSE Maths or equivalent. If you hold a degree in another subject area, we would still encourage you to apply as we are looking for a real interest and passion for renewable energy and the environment. So we would be happy to consider your application. Similarly, if you do not hold a degree but have relevant professional experience and training, we would welcome your application. This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.

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About this uni

The university is proud to have been making a global impact and challenging the way people think for 90 years.

  • Based in Hull, on the east coast of England
  • Official university partner of Team GB
  • In the top 50 UK institutions for research power
  • Excellent employability rates for international graduates