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MSc Renewable Energy: Technology and Sustainability

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

With this MSc Renewable Energy: Technology and Sustainability course you will develop a broad understanding of the applications of renewable energy and sustainable technologies, as well as a strong awareness of the environmental impact of using non-sustainable technologies.

Are you looking to pursue or develop your career in energy or sustainability related fields? A master’s from our renowned School, with its strong reputation for research and education relating to the design, construction and operation of the buildings and places within which we live, work and play, will help you take the next step. (The University of Reading is ranked 3rd in the UK for research impact in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning in the Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked by Subject, 2014, based on its analysis of REF 2014.)

Throughout this course, you will engage with issues and debates concerning the role of energy, including examining the technical and policy questions arising from global demands for secure, affordable and sustainable processes.

Accredited by the Energy Institute, and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, the course is designed to enable you to develop your knowledge further in a range of areas including carbon management and energy use in the built environment. (Accreditation is reviewed periodically. Successful completion of this course satisfies the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.)

This course is offered as a one-year full-time course, or as a flexible modular course with entry in January. Both the full-time and flexible modular courses are delivered via residential weeks at our campus and supported through our online learning environment.

In addition to the University facilities available to all students, you will have access to the School's dedicated facilities, such as the School’s Resource Room, which includes:

  • study spaces for individual and group work as well as subject-specific learning resources
  • dedicated computer labs for use by our students, equipped with the latest digital technology and software, including building information modelling (BIM), 3D laser scanning, 3D visualisation, virtual reality headsets, building energy simulations and urban microclimate simulations.

Whether you join the full-time or flexible course, you will be taught in one-week intensive blocks, with assignment work between teaching weeks. Class sizes may vary from 10 to 40 students, and optional modules are shared with other programmes in the School. You will develop your skills and knowledge on this course through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, guided reading, online resources and written assignments.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

This degree enables you to pursue a variety of careers in professional roles, such as:

  • energy officer
  • sustainability consultant
  • sustainable energy consultant
  • renewables engineer
  • renewables consultant
  • technical director
  • project analyst
  • researcher
  • sales and marketing specialist
  • design engineer.

Application deadline

01 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,600per 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 Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    121 57%

    37th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    39th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    66th

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