University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Sustainable Energy Solutions

This course gives students a firm understanding of the theoretical and practical tools to plan, implement and manage renewable energy or low-carbon projects. It includes the knowledge and skills required to critically analyse the theories, principles and concepts of low-carbon energy production and sustainability. Additionally the course gives students a firm understanding of the technical and economic case for renewables along with confidence to tackle the calculations required to assess their viability.

Entry requirements

Honours degree in a relevant subject. Applicants with an ordinary degree or other qualification and at least three years' relevant work experience will also be considered. Applicants with formal qualifications below the level of HND who possess substantial experience in an appropriate field or have demonstrated exceptional abilities may also be admitted to the course.

Course modules

PgCert: Energy, climate and carbon; transition to a low-carbon society; renewable energy technologies. PgDip: Sustainable rural land use and energy in rural Scotland; energy modelling for building; tidal, wave and future energy; developing a community energy project; sustainable development; local economic development; research methods. To achieve the award of MSc students must complete the PgDip plus a research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Tuition fee loans (for full-time and part-time students) and living costs loans (full-time students only) to study up to PgDip level may be available for eligible applicants from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 820 per Module (International) 1 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 7,380 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc On-line study September 2016 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 1 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 1 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 820 per Module (International) 1 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 7,380 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc On-line study January 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

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University Admissions Office
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