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MRes Marine Renewable Energy

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Cost Full-time: £9,800 (UK/EU members); £14,800 (International members) or Part-time: £550 for UK/EU members

Renewable energy is a cornerstone of the green economy and marine wind, wave and tidal energy are key elements of the UK, European and global renewable energy roadmaps. Begin your voyage to being a part of this vital transformation by studying on the UK’s first MRes Marine Renewable Energy programme. Building on our international reputation for marine research and teaching along with regional and national initiatives, this distinctive degree focuses on the growing marine renewable energy sector.

The taught modules in the first period are compulsory and are designed to provide you with a broad background on marine renewable as well as a solid basis for the option modules in period two. 

You’ll undertake four modules in period one that provide a background in marine renewable energy: 

  • introduction to marine renewable energy, 
  • economics, law and policy for marine renewable energy, 
  • research skills and 
  • research methods. 

In periods two and three you’ll demonstrate your ability to implement a research project and produce an independent dissertation or paper of your own research. Many projects are carried out in association with active PRIMaRE research projects that staff are engaged in, including: resource characterisation, marine renewable energy systems, environmental and biodiversity impacts, coastal impacts, safe operations and navigational risk, underwater and surface electrical systems, socio-economic factors. Projects always have two supervisors.

Structural components
Industry partners
Internship/Workplace experience
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Project management
Maritime economy
Policy and governance
Marine and maritime law
Environmental protection technology
Offshore and renewable energy