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University of South Wales: Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology

Institution University of South Wales
Department Applied Sciences
Telephone 03455767778
Study type Taught


The MSc Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology course will develop the cutting-edge multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills to enable you to develop a rewarding career in this fast moving growth industry.

Accredited by The Energy Institute, this renewable energy masters is based in USW’s Sustainable Environment Research Centre (SERC) a leading and internationally recognised centre for more than 30 years. SERC is also 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 study modules such as those related to Hydro, Tidal, Wave and Wind Technology; Solar, Heat and the Grid; Bioprocesses for a Circular Economy, Industrial Resource Recovery; Hydrogen Energy; and Energy & Environmental Legislation & Policy. 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 with access to our state of the art laboratories. Modules are subject to change. Please check the USW website for further information.

There is substantial global demand for graduates with expertise in renewable energy and sustainable technology. The argument for the need to produce knowledgeable and highly skilled graduates in this area has never been stronger, and will keep getting stronger. The need to meet emissions targets and a net-zero carbon economy will create a need for highly skilled individuals to implement the changes. Graduates with a renewable energy qualification can find work in multiple sectors from the renewable energy industry; local authorities; government regulatory agencies; manufacturing industries; energy and environmental consultancy companies; water companies; research and academia and national and international non-governmental organisations.


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