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European Master's in Renewable Energy MSc

European Master's in Renewable Energy MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Renewable Energy Resources Power / Energy Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

The European Master’s in Renewable Energy is a collaborative programme offered by nine leading European universities. The programme is administered by Eurec (The Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres). The European Master's in Renewable Energy teaches students about the latest advances in clean power developments. The MSc enables graduates to design and develop benign renewable energy technologies that can be implemented in countries around the world to reduce our fossil fuel emissions. International agreements on CO2 diminution and European directives on the expansion of renewable energy generation ensure that the recent rapid growth in renewable energy installations will continue. Skills shortages in this sector are already being identified and the expected growth will only exacerbate the situation. Within the rapidly expanding European renewable energy industry, an urgent demand exists for more post-graduate trained staff, specialised in renewable energy technology.

The European Master's in Renewable Energy programme gives you the chance to study in at least two countries and teaches you about the latest advances in renewable and clean energy technology and how they can be used to move to a low carbon future. Many of our students progress to senior jobs in renewable energy companies throughout Europe such as Technical Director at Renewable Energy Systems, one of the world’s largest developers of renewable energy projects and General Manager of the London Array, presently the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The course benefits for a number of guest lecturers from industrial lecturers including experts from companies such as Renewable Energy Systems, DNV GL and DONG Energy.

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Study mode

Full time


15 months

Start date



The aim of this module is to introduce wind power and the fundamental concepts of wind turbine design including aerodynamics and control. The economic, technical, institutional and environmental aspects of onshore and offshore wind farm development are also considered. On completion of the module, students should be able to: Describe the physical characteristics of the wind; Explain how a wind resource estimate is made; Describe the principles, electrical, operational and control characteristics of a wind turbine; Describe the design challenges associated with wind turbines; Explain the fundamental principles of wind turbine aerodynamics and thus how a wind turbine produces power from the wind; Describe the challenges associated with siting wind turbines onshore and offshore.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree (normally at 2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in an appropriate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subject area.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more

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