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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Belfast Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Energy Storage is a rapidly developing field of study within both academia and industry, in response to the need to decarbonise our energy systems through renewable energy. Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts explosive growth over the next 12 years. Our MSc Energy Storage programme will enable graduates to embark on a professional career in energy storage with the high-level skills needed to meet the emerging challenges. Large scale renewable energy from non-dispatchable wind and solar energy, for example, has begun to threaten the operation of existing electricity networks in several countries.

You will be introduced to the essential areas of renewable energy, energy management, distributed energy resource management and energy storage technologies. A key feature of the course is our staff; you will be taught by published academics who will enhance your learning experience with research-led teaching.

The MSc Energy Storage programme is a 12 months full-time Master’s degree designed for those who are keen to address the challenges to move towards a low carbon society. The programme provides a thorough grounding in the core disciplines of energy storage and is embedded in global best practice, technology and economics of its deployment. The course combines technology understanding with critical assessment of performance characteristics within energy market structures, giving graduates an expertise in sizing and selecting the optimum energy storage technology.

The course is delivered by the Centre of Sustainable Technologies (CST), whose knowledge, facilities, industrial links and data sets are drawn from more than £10M of externally funded past and current projects in energy storage. As a primary example, SPIRE 2 – Storage Platform for the Integration of Renewable Energy - is a University of Ulster led EU funded Euro 6.7M cross border project exploring how energy storage resources owned by business and domestic consumers can resolve the problem of the variability of output from renewable energy. Students will have the opportunity to engage with industry during their research dissertation project and through the participation in workshops/seminars organised by the Centre for Sustainable Technologies linked to national and international projects in the field of energy storage and energy. You will be taught by published academics who will enhance your learning experience with research-led teaching. Research is a core activity of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment.

Students will have the opportunity to apply for a job or improving their position in energy transmission companies, energy distribution companies, energy supply companies, consultancies and at a regional or national government level. Furthermore, employability is at the heart of Ulster University vision. The MSc Energy Storage will allow students to develop and enhance their employability skills. Employability is embedded within the modules rather than concentrating on specific modules.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,910per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Ulster University

  • University League Table

    44th

  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 71 3

    20th out of 92 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    110 55%

    47th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    39th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    13th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 200
    129 67%

    27th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    30th

    30
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    56th

    41

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