Bangor University

Bangor University

Marine Renewable Energy

The aim of this programme is to equip students with the skills necessary to identify and quantify the potential of specific locations for marine renewable energy generation installations, with an emphasis on the resource (waves and tides), time series analysis, numerical modelling, and the challenges faced when placing arrays of devices in the marine environment. As well as providing an overview of marine renewable energy, the course enables students to research in detail those aspects of the subject in which they are particularly interested. The course places particular emphasis on assessing the wave and tidal energy resource, and geophysical nature of sites, providing students with the necessary skills for marine renewable energy resource and site characterisation from a theoretical, technical, and practical perspective.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree in a physical, mathematical or other numerate science. If places are available, we will also consider applicants with a good and relevant lower 2nd Class Honours degree. Applicants from geography, geology, biology and other sciences will be considered if they can demonstrate high motivation and have mathematics to A level or beyond. Mature students with at least 2 years alternative experience relevant to the course are also encouraged to apply. IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

Course modules

All years: oceanographic theory; practical oceanography; geophysical surveying; marine renewable energy; research project.

Assessment methods

These include continuous assessment and module examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,500 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,000 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus Bangor (Wales) LL57 2DG Wales

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01248 383938