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MRes Marine Renewable Energy

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 01-JAN-22, 01-APR-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Marine wind, wave and tidal energy are key elements of UK, European and global renewable energy roadmaps. Begin your voyage to being a part of this vital transformative development by studying in a vibrant programme derived from the world's first multidisciplinary offshore renewable energy masters degree. Building on our international reputation for marine research and teaching, along with regional and national initiatives, this distinctive degree focuses on the growing offshore renewable energy sector.

Key features

  • Be at the forefront of the emerging field of offshore renewable energy at a time when such expertise is increasingly sought after.
  • Benefit from University and government aspirations to develop the southwest as a centre for ORE and as embodied by PRIMaRE and the Universities leading role in Supergen.
  • Develop a whole systems vision through this cross-discipinary MSc programme comprising expertise from engineering, marine science, economics, law and policy.
  • Gain through access to existing ORE relevant facilities in the University: e.g. the COAST laboratories, the Marine Station, the High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster.
  • Capitalise on ongoing and proposed University of Plymouth research as funded by RCUK, Interreg, Horizon2020 and other funding streams.
  • Benefit from our research team’s expertise – our staff achieved ratings of ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ in the UK Government’s most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
  • Live and study in ‘Britain’s Ocean City’, with easy access to businesses and the marine environment, this is an ideal location to study offshore renewables.

Overseas applicants must submit their application 4.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. For Home/EU applicants the deadline is 2.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. There are three possible start dates per year, 1 October, 1 January and 1 April.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,200per year

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

University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 100 19

    40th out of 71 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    126 57%

    40th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    66th

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    7th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    111 55%

    44th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    37th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    26th

    16

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