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MScRenewable Energy and Resource Management

University of South Wales
United Kingdom, Cardiff / Pontypridd
Tuition fee £12,500 per year
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The MSc Renewable Energy and Resource Management course will enable you to develop cutting-edge knowledge and high-level practical skills that will allow you to gain employment in this fast moving growth industry.

USW’s renewable energy course is based in the Sustainable Environment Research Centre (SERC) a leading and internationally recognised centre for over 30 years. SERC is home to The Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion and the University of South Wales Centre for Renewable Hydrogen Research and Demonstration.

You will be taught by SERC’s team of academics and researchers who ensure that their modules are informed by the research they carry out day-to-day, meaning that the content you are delivered is up-to-date and relevant to industry.

Programme structure

The subjects taught within the MSc Renewable Energy and Resource Management are underpinned by high quality research which was rated as being internationally excellent or world leading in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

These included research in Anaerobic Digestion, Analytical Technology, Bioelectrochemical Systems, Biohydrogen and Biomethane Production, Hydrogen Energy, Hydrogen Vehicles and Refuelling, Biopolymer Production, Modelling and Control, Nano Materials and Wastewater Treatment.

You will study the following taught modules (20 credits each):

Renewable Energy I – Hydro, Tidal, Wave, and Bioenergy
Renewable Energy II – Wind, Solar, and Geothermal
Solids Resource Management
Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes
Plus two from the following optional modules (20 credits each):

Hydrogen: Fuel Vector for the Future
Energy and Environmental Legislation and Policy
Advanced Materials for Energy Applications
Anaerobic Treatment Processes
You will also complete a substantial dissertation project (60 credits) within the Sustainable Environment Research Centre where you will be supervised by our team of academics and researchers and have access to our state of the art laboratories.

Your project may also be embedded into one of our externally funded projects such as FLEXIS, and SmartCIRCLE, bringing you into contact with industry and ensuring that your work is of industrial relevance. As part of your dissertation work you will sit in on tutorials on research methods, including practical laboratory based exercises with our research team.

Career opportunities

Potential destinations for graduates include local authorities, government regulatory agencies, renewable developers, power companies, energy and environmental consultancy companies, waste management companies, water companies, environmental and energy advice centres, research centres, academia, and national and international non-governmental organisations.

Some of our graduates have found employment with the following companies and organisations: Aervon Energy, the Irish Wind Energy Agency, EirGrid, BEIS, REG Windpower, VG Energy Ltd., SSE, WDS Green Energy Ltd., The Energy Saving Trust, Ministry of Environment – Canada, Ecovision Systems ltd., Dwy Cymru Welsh Water, Alternative Heat ltd., Anaergia, and others.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States