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Renewable Energy Systems Technology

Loughborough University · School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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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.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology is the UK’s longest established master's degree specialising in renewable and sustainable energy engineering. Over the last 25 years, more than 500 students from over 30 countries have successfully completed the programme.

Our Renewable Energy Systems Technology MSc is designed to match the demands of employers. You will develop the full range of knowledge and skills needed for a successful and effective career in the global renewable energy sector. Our highly skilled graduates are prized by industry, with many now holding senior positions in industry, commerce, government and NGOs.

The programme is designed and delivered by experts from the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), the UK’s largest sustainable energy engineering research centre. At CREST, we have influential partnerships with industry, policy makers, and researchers across the world. This means the course is always up-to-date and includes the latest research and thinking in sustainability. All your modules are taught by these leading experts, and you will benefit greatly from their experience.

The objectives of the course are to provide you with an advanced technical level of education in a range of renewable energy technologies. These include solar, wind, biomass, energy storage, and water with an emphasis on integration into electricity networks in developed and developing countries. Furthermore, policy, investment, and environmental issues are examined to understand the wider context for renewable energy.

Your major research project will enable you to develop in-depth research and problem-solving skills. This can be focused on practical or theoretical research relating to a wide range of renewable or sustainable energy topics, ranging from technology to policy to investment.

Upon enrolling on our Renewable Energy Systems Technology MSc, you will become part of a close group of students from around the world, from different technical backgrounds and career stages. You will share your experiences and debate environmental and engineering issues, and work together on practical projects and coursework.

Who should study this programme?

Our master's in renewable energy is ideal for individuals looking to understand both the technical and practical aspects of renewable energy engineering. Students join us from a range of science and engineering backgrounds, and many of our graduates have used this programme to successfully move into new careers in renewable and sustainable energy engineering professions.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 227158