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MScSustainable Energy Technologies

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
Tuition fee £19,570 per year
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MSc in Sustainable Energy Technologies programme offers engineering, science and mathematics graduates an academically challenging introduction to current and modern energy technologies for sustainable power generation.

Programme structure

The taught element of the programme consists of 8 modules and is followed by a substantial research project leading to a dissertation. The specific goals are:

- To enable you to acquire the advanced knowledge and practical skills needed for a professional career in the energy industry, renewable energy industry, local and national governments setting energy and environmental strategies, research and development in energy technologies, and investment houses targeting the energy sector.
- To provide you with a sound understanding of the fundamental principles, operation requirements, design criteria and engineering applications of sustainable energy systems such as photovoltaic devices, wind power, hydropower, nuclear power, fuel cells and hybrid propulsion systems.
- To enable you to gain appreciation of the social, economic, environmental and policy implications of energy technologies.
- To teach the principles of energy conservation and sustainable developments.
To provide you with a range of transferable skills, including critical analysis, problem solving, project management, decision-making, leadership, and communication by oral, visual and/or written means.
- To equip you with specialist knowledge, technical expertise and research skills for further research in energy systems and technologies. The programme may be taken in a full-time (one-year), or part-time (up to three years) mode.

The full-time MSc programme lasts for 12 months. The first 8 months are normally spent mainly on the taught component, with lectures divided into two 12-week periods (Semesters 1 and 2), and with exams at the end of each semester. The final 4 months are spent full-time on a research project, for which some preparation is done in Semester 2.

The taught component comprises a number of modules totalling 120 credit points. Among these, 105 credit points are compulsory, a single 15 credit module can be selected in Semester 2 from the given list in the Modules section.

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