Taught course

Renewable Energy Development (RED)

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

For MSc level entry, students must hold a good degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. life sciences, engineering, environmental studies, business studies, surveying) from a UK or Overseas University. In addition to the academic qualifications, motivation, work experience and personality are taken into consideration.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc in Renewable Energy Development (RED) is delivered by the International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT) at our Orkney Campus. It has been designed around three key drivers of renewable energy development: policy and economics; technology; and the environment. The programme is designed to specifically address these key drivers of renewable energy development in the UK and abroad.

The RED programme aims to give its graduates cross-cutting skills in the renewables sector. The programme addresses the needs of renewable energy developers as they seek to maximise economic benefits whilst grappling with challenges of overcoming regulatory and environmental issues, and securing finance. Teaching is reinforced with project work where emphasis is placed on simulating real working situations.

The RED programme maintains strong links with industry and regulators involved in the sector to ensure its relevance to the demands of renewables employers.

Information for international students

The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months
distance learning
36-48 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
15 months
distance learning
36-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
icitmsc@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1856 850 605