Taught course

Renewable Energy Systems Technology

Loughborough University · School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in any engineering or physical science.

Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

Months of entry


Course content

This full-time 1-year MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology is designed for people who want a rewarding career in the rapidly expanding global renewable energy sector. Our students are highly sought after, with a large global community of MSc graduates now working in senior posts world-wide. The MSc course is an ideal preparation for work in fields as diverse as research and manufacturing, project development, consultancy, finance, policy and international development.

Developed by CREST’s team of academic experts together with our specialist industrial partners, the MSc provides in-depth knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of renewable energy resources, generation technologies, network integration, energy storage, economics and policy. Each bespoke module is continually updated in line with cutting-edge research and industry developments, ensuring that the programme is kept up-to-date and maintains relevance in this fast-changing sector.

Loughborough is home to the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), one of the UK’s leading sustainable energy research centres. For over 20 years we have carried out leading-edge research and development into some of the world’s most progressive renewable energy technologies. Our MSc students benefit from becoming members of this research community, especially when carrying out their MSc research projects.

The CREST MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology is renowned for its innovative learning methods. Stimulating lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops are combined with a rich array of online learning and teaching resources to provide you with the best possible MSc experience. CREST’s lab facilities are world class, and during MSc students will benefit from working alongside CREST PhD students and research staff during their research work.

The full-time MSc programme is offered alongside our part-time online distance learning option for students who have ongoing professional or personal commitments that makes full-time study impossible.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £9,000
International students
Total: EU £9,000 Non EU £20,500

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Taught Admissions
+44 (0)1509 227554