Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Technologies

This course gives students an in-depth knowledge of wind energy, solar energy, geothermal energy, biomass, and hybrid energy systems. In addition, they choose options to tailor the programme to their interests, as well as having the opportunity to complete the MSc project in a chosen topic.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree in an engineering or science-related subject from a UK university or its equivalent; professional qualifications that are equivalent to an Honours degree may also be acceptable; international students are required to satisfy a minimum proficiency in both written and spoken English; they should have studied at undergraduate level in English, or have achieved a British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or above, or an equivalent achievement.

Course modules

Core modules: sustainable energy and the environment; thermo-mechanical energy conversion systems; wind, photovoltaic and hybrid renewable energy systems; research and project management and the MSc engineering project. Optional modules: modern power engineering, low carbon design and technology; computer aided methods for engineers, technology entrepreneurship; modern engineering design and optimisation and modern control and energy management systems.

Assessment methods

Assessment is varied and may include written assignments, examinations, oral presentations and the creation of physical products.

Sponsorship information

There are a limited number of scholarships available to international students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,450 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST North East

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Admissions Office
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0191 227 4453