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MSc 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

Marine wind, wave and tidal energy are key elements of UK, European and global renewable energy roadmaps. Begin your voyage to being a part of this vital transformative development by studying on the UK’s first MSc 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 three 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 period two you can choose three options from a choice of five: 

  • assessment of coastal resources and impacts, 
  • marine planning, 
  • economics of the marine environment, 
  • mechanics of marine renewable energy structures, and
  • wave and current modelling for marine renewable energy. 

During period three you’ll undertake a research project and dissertation. Due to the extensive staff research expertise there is a wide range of potential projects spanning marine science, engineering and socio-economics. You may also carry out projects with external organisations that have interests in marine renewable energy.

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

ISCED Categories

Project management
Maritime economy
Policy and governance
Marine and maritime law
Conservation and environmental management
Scientific modelling
Environmental protection technology
Offshore and renewable energy
Marine spatial planning
Coastal and marine tourism