Honours degree in a relevant subject; Applicants with an ordinary degree or other qualification and at least three years’ relevant work experience will also be considered; Applicants with formal qualifications below the level of HND who possess substantial experience in an appropriate field or have demonstrated exceptional abilities may also be admitted to the course
BSc (Hons) in Environmental Sciences or Sustainable Development or Archaeology and Environmental Studies. ◾BEng (Hons) Energy Engineering
Months of entry
As the renewable energy sector continues to grow there is a need for trained individuals to plan, implement and manage new renewable energy projects. This course will provide you with the theoretical and practical tools to place you at the centre of such ventures.
If you are already working in or are interested in a career in the renewable energy or low-carbon technology sectors, this dynamic course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to critically analyse the theories, principles and concepts of low-carbon energy production and sustainability.
Additionally the course will give you a firm understanding of the technical and economic case for renewables along with confidence to tackle the calculations required to assess their viability.
- You will be taught by recognised experts in the field of renewable energy
- You can study full time or part time
- The course is delivered through online distance learning with support from expert staff at UHI, which means that you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments
- You can choose to study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full Masters degree
- Part-time students can start at variable times throughout the year. For more information on other start dates please contact the college at which you wish to study
Core modules are:
- Energy, climate and carbon
- Transition to a low-carbon society
- Renewable energy technologies
Option modules, from which you will choose three, include:
- Sustainable rural land use and energy in rural Scotland
- Energy modelling for building
- Tidal, wave and future energy
- Developing a community energy project
- Sustainable development
- Local economic development
- Research methods (strongly recommended to continue to MSc.)
To achieve the award of MSc Sustainable Energy Solutions you must complete the PgDip plus a research dissertation
This course is available at North Highland College UHI, Ormlie Road, Thurso, KW14 7EE
How to apply
If you want to apply for this postgraduate programme click on the Apply button above which will take you to the relevant course page on our website, from there select our Apply tab to complete the online application.
If you still have any questions please get in touch with our information line by email using the links below or call on 0845 272 3600.
Top five reasons to study at UHI
1. Small class sizes mean that you have a more personal experience of university and receive all the support you need from our expert staff
2. Choice of campuses - from small, rural and island communities, to the busy towns and cities of the region, our 13 friendly, safe campuses offer something for everyone
3. The affordable option - if you already live in the Highlands and Islands you don't have to leave home and incur huge debts to go to university; we're right here on your doorstep
4. Do something different and special - UHI has expertise in a variety of specialist subjects, including: renewable energy; adventure tourism; Gaelic; archaeology; marine science; art and textiles, and more!
5. Flexible learning options mean that you can study part time or full time, online from home or work, or at one of our campuses or local learning centres, and fit your study into your life
Information for international students
An exciting and diverse student life awaits our international students. Choose to study in one of the larger urban centres of the region, such as Perth, Inverness or Elgin, or in one of the smaller towns or island communities, including the Western and Northern Isles. https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international
English Language Requirements
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed on our English language requirements page https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/how-to-apply-to-uhi/english-language-requirements
Fees and funding
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Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) (Scottish domiciled and EU students)
Loans for tuition fees are available from SAAS for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.
Scholarships relevant to this course are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UHI, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/tuition-fees-postgraduate
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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