University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Offshore Renewable Energy

This course meets the UK�s ambitious deployment targets for offshore renewable energy technologies; it provides a more vocationally oriented approach to obtaining a doctorate in engineering commensurate with that of a PhD; the course allows students to receive postgraduate-level technical and transferable skills training at 3 UK universities in the renewable energy research field together with the Scottish Association for Marine Science and HRWallingford; this university and industry collaboration forms the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), RCUK Energy programme/ETI-funded Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE); approximately 75 per cent of the research engineer's time is spent on one or more research project(s) with academic and industrial supervision; each research engineer spends approximately 25 per cent of his or her time in a structured training programme.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to receive a 1st class Honours degree or an international equivalent. Students with an upper 2nd class degree and a subsequent MSc degree will also be considered. It is expected that candidates have a good understanding of 1 or more branches of science or engineering and at least some relevant research experience. Applicants must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, creativity, resourcefulness and a mature approach to learning. Non-UK candidates whose mother language is not English must provide a certificate of proficiency in the English language.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
EngD Full-time £ 3,828 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
EngD Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years
EngD Full-time £ 3,828 per Academic year (EU fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

Key information

Postgraduate Research Admissions
Telephone number: 
01392 723647