Research course

Renewable Energy

University of Exeter · Camborne School of Mines
MSc by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Please contact the School for details.

MSc by research; MPhil; PhD

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Based at the University’s Cornwall Campus near Falmouth, students on this programme will work with leading research experts exploring the latest technological advances in this socially critical area of investigation.

The group works very much in an inter-disciplinary manner with expertise and capacity over a range of engineering and science areas along with Energy Policy, but is also in close collaborations with ecologists and environmental scientists. Particular areas of note are marine renewable energy; power conditioning and grid interconnection; solar; energy storage, carbon capture and storage and biomass (anaerobic digestion). Energy policy research is focused on; renewable heat; marine energy and technology innovation.

The group has world leading infra-structure for its marine renewable research as well as a state of the art power lab with numerical and real time simulation capabilities. They also have a strong ethos of working with industry and as well as key EPSRC and NERC research projects they have a significant number of TSB and Carbon Trust joint awards with external partners.

Department specialisms

Expertise in energy policy, marine renewables, bio-fuels, electrical power and networks, wind, photo-voltaic and thermal technologies.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24-36 months
full time
12-24 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
48-60 months


full time
36-48 months
part time
72-84 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Admissions
+44 (0) 1392 722730