Taught course

European Master's in Renewable Energy

Loughborough University · School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant science, technology, engineering or maths discipline.

Applicants with qualifications slightly below this level, alternative qualifications and/or professional experience will also be considered.

Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

Months of entry


Course content

Our master's in renewable energy is a collaborative programme offered in conjunction with nine leading European universities and is administered by Eurec (The Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres).

You will learn about the latest advances in clean power developments, enabling you to design and develop benign renewable energy technologies that can be implemented in countries around the world to reduce our fossil fuel emissions.

International agreements on CO2 diminution and European directives on the expansion of renewable energy generation ensure that the recent rapid growth in renewable energy installations will continue. Skills shortages in this sector are already being identified and the expected growth will only exacerbate the situation. Within the rapidly expanding European renewable energy industry, an urgent demand exists for more post-graduate trained staff, specialised in renewable energy technology.

The European Master's in Renewable Energy programme gives you the chance to study in at least two countries and teaches you about the latest advances in renewable and clean energy technology and how they can be used to move to a low carbon future.

The course is divided into three sections. In the first semester (September/October to January), students acquire a solid foundation in key renewable energy technologies. In the second semester (February to June), they specialise in a chosen technology at a different university and at the end of the course, the students complete a six-month practical or research project. The entire programme is run on a modular basis with credits awarded for passing each section and the successful completion of the project. A total of 90 ECTS credits (30 for each section of the course) are required with a satisfactory level of achievement in all the sections to obtain the degree.

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc European Master's in Renewable Energy is suitable for students who are looking to develop a firm technical background in key renewable energy fields and creates a context for energy and heat production, storage and use.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 227158