This MSc is designed as a multidisciplinary transition programme relevant to students from a wide variety of backgrounds wishing to apply their knowledge and experience in the renewable energy industry. The taught part of the programme addresses the technical, environmental and economic drivers that are shaping the marine renewable energy industry. An individual research project then allows students to specialise in a topic of their choice.
The programme team has strong links with stakeholders in marine renewables and has unique experience and expertise gained at the geographical heart of marine renewables in the UK. A strong emphasis is placed on project work that simulates real working situations and international examples.
Delivered online this course is ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family. Students have a maximum of two years from registration of a course to complete the assessment. Students can choose to sit their exam in one of over 400 exam centres around the world.
Students receive comprehensive materials for each course through an online Virtual Learning Environment.
For online learners, the main difference is that you will undertake the Development Project alone rather than as part of a group. You can still obtain the full MSc in Marine Renewable Energy, or you can opt to study fewer courses, depending on your needs.
An Online Learning course - whether at PgDip or MSc level - can be completed in a minimum of 2.5 years. On average, our PgDip courses studied via online learning are completed in 2-3 years, while MSc courses are completed in 2.5-7 years. Most students intend to complete their studies via online learning within 2-3 years.
Visit our Graduate Profiles page to learn what some of our graduates said about their experiences studying a MSc in Marine Renewable Energy at Heriot-Watt University.
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