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Renewable Energy Development (RED) MSc

Renewable Energy Development (RED) MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Renewable Energy Resources Power / Energy Engineering

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The MSc in Renewable Energy Development (RED) is delivered by the International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT) at our Orkney Campus. It has been designed around three key drivers of renewable energy development: policy and economics; technology; and the environment. The programme is designed to specifically address these key drivers of renewable energy development in the UK and abroad.

The RED course aims to give its graduates cross-cutting skills in the renewables sector. The course addresses the needs of renewable energy developers as they seek to maximise economic benefits whilst grappling with challenges of overcoming regulatory and environmental issues, and securing finance. Teaching is reinforced with project work where emphasis is placed on simulating real working situations.

The RED course maintains strong links with industry and regulators involved in the sector to ensure its relevance to the demands of renewables employers.

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Flexible study options

This course can be studied full-time or part-time on campus in Orkney. Alternatively, you can also study via Online Learning, ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family.

Career

The RED programme is designed to provide graduates with inter-related skills in the renewables sector. It addresses the needs of renewable energy developers as they seek to maximise economic benefits whilst grappling with challenges of overcoming regulatory and environmental issues, and securing finance.

Our graduates typically hold a wide spectrum of key positions within renewable energy technology developer companies, project development companies, utilities consultancies, governments, regulators and NGO's.

Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Different course options

Full time | Orkney Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

The aim of this module is to draw together the practical skills and knowledge developed in the earlier modules of the MSc in Renewable Energy. This is achieved by means of a simulated development project. The project scenario is hypothetical but based on a real location and requires the collection and assessment of real data associated with the location. The module aims also to develop teamwork (on campus) and project management skills.
ILES Environment Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students must have one of the following: Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a related subject area; For postgraduate conversion courses, non-related degrees will be considered; Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered. PG Diploma level entry applicants must have an ordinary degree in a related subject area and relevant post qualification industry experience. Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements or have no formal academic qualifications will be considered individually based on their CV and possibly interview. Admission via this route will be at the discretion of the Director of Recruitment.