Taught course

Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies

University of Bolton · Institute for Materials Research and Innovation

Entry requirements

For the MSc you should have at least a lower second class honours degree (2.2), or equivalent, in a science or technology-related subject. Normally, candidates are required to attend an interview. In the case of international applicants the interviews are conducted over the internet or by telephone. For applicants who have not studied their previous qualifications in English a TOEFL score of at least 575 (written)/230 (computer-based) or an academic IELTS score of at least 6.5 will be required.


Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies is a unique course for graduates, scientists and technologists who are either working in a research role within the renewable energy and technologies field or who are looking to begin their career in the sector.

Studying on the course will enhance your range of knowledge and expertise and support your personal and career development. You will examine current issues in global energy, consider energy use in different areas of society and consider possible scenarios for energy consumption in the future. You will develop a full understanding of the key materials used in renewable energy systems, learn about their functionalities and look at processes for the fabrication of energy conversion devices and systems.

You will study the principles of operation, design, performance and installation of the key renewable technologies of solar, wind, biomass, wave and tidal and also consider energy storage options and the environmental and socio-economic effects of these technologies.

You will carry out a personal research project in which you will use your knowledge and skills to carry out a relevant and original study in an area that will be agreed with your course tutor. This research will be carried out either in your workplace or at the University of Bolton.

The course is offered by the University of Bolton's Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI). IMRI is a multidisciplinary centre in which research and innovation is carried out in collaboration with industry and other academic institutions. It is the leader in the UK and is known internationally for its research and applications development in the field of applied materials science and engineering.

Teaching for each module is carried out at the University of Bolton and will be delivered as a short course lasting no more than 2 weeks. The rest of your study is very flexible and may be carried out away from the University.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

University of Bolton Enquiries
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