Research course

Renewable Energy

University of Exeter · Camborne School of Mines
MSc by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Learn more via the entry requirements page.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Based at the University’s Cornwall Campus near Falmouth, you 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.

Based at the University's Cornwall Campus, the group boasts world leading research facilities. 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. Although the group's activities are centred on excellence in research it has a strong ethos of working with industry and as well as key EPSRC and NERC research projects we have a significant number of TSB and Carbon Trust joint awards with external partners. The group also has several Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and industrially funded post graduate researchers.

Department specialisms

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

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.0. No less than 6.0 in any section.


Overall score 87 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

55 overall with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,400 (full-time) £2,200 (part-time)
International students
£23,000 (full-time)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    part time
    24-36 months
      full time
      12-24 months
      • MPhil
        full time
        24-36 months
        • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
        part time
        48-60 months
        • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
      • PhD
        full time
        36-48 months
        • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
        part time
        72-84 months
        • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

      Course contact details

      Postgraduate Research Admissions
      +44 (0) 1392 722730