The ways that we currently source and consume energy need to be transformed if we are to avoid the worst consequences of climate and ecosystem breakdown. The MSc Renewable Energy Management course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience needed to access the burgeoning renewable energy jobs markets upon successful completion, and aims to help facilitate this global energy system transition.
The challenge of transition is sizable. Some technological solutions do already exist, with the electricity sector transition well underway, and with wind, solar PV and electrification of heating and transport taking bold steps. Hydrogen, CCS and further energy efficiency improvements are also gaining prominence in the quest for a clean energy future. However, if we are to curtail and reverse greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector within the next decade, tough business and policy decisions lay ahead. There should be plentiful career options post graduation for those who master the wave of the energy transition as it unfurls before us.
The Renewable Energy Management MSc course aims to support persons looking to begin careers that will contribute to the affordable, reliable and sustainable delivery of energy-for-all. You will have the opportunity to develop skills to appraise renewable energy projects and explore how to strengthen governance structures, in order to accelerate the decarbonisation process – within communities, organisations and nationally.
The course is designed to have a strong international dimension, with emphasis placed on understanding the different approaches to energy provision based on climatic, social and economic conditions. Career options upon successful completion could range from conducting feasibility studies for renewable energy systems, to energy officer/auditor roles within commercial/government organisations, or analyst roles with companies involved in energy markets.
Work placement option
This master’s programme provides you with the additional option to apply for a ‚work placement’ opportunity during your first semester with us for up to 12 months, extending the duration of your degree to 24 months. The ‚work placement’, which if secured, can be carried out in the second year and is designed to further develop your skills, knowledge and professional experience, with the aim of maximising your employability prospects upon successful completion of the course. Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000, payable on completion of placement. Work placement opportunities are not guaranteed, and while you will be responsible for sourcing any opportunity, you will have the support of our Talent Team in doing so. Find out more about the work placement pathway.
Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The energy sector is in need of graduates that are able to quickly determine the suitability of the myriad of ever advancing and nuanced energy system options, whether in project implementation, energy market analysis, policy development or operations.
Graduates need to be able to understand and manage the many intricate linkages that exist throughout the global energy system; for example, between producers and consumers, between governments and businesses, and between the many stakeholders often involved in renewable energy projects.
Why choose this course?
Designed for now. The global energy sector is changing and the pace of change will increase as technology prices and policy support for clean energy solutions advance. This Renewable Energy Management MSc course has been designed to meet this challenge, and features the very latest and current energy sector developments, ensuring students are well placed to take advantage of this fast-moving sector upon graduation.
See the bigger picture. Given its importance, we devote a whole module to examining how we can model energy systems (supply and demand) so that strategic decisions can be made on technology options and future renewable energy roadmaps (e.g., how electric vehicles will fit into our future energy systems, which storage option/s to adopt, what approaches to space heating/cooling to explore, etc.).
Stakeholder engagement. In an ever more interconnected world, renewable energy professionals must be able to analyse their stakeholders’ expectations and tailor their engagement approaches to meet the demands of different audiences, be they clients, organisations, communities, policy makers or other consultants. Our module on ‘Stakeholder engagement and communication’ aims to help students develop this critical skill, which is increasingly necessary for a successful career in the energy sector upon graduation.
International experience. The Renewable Energy Management MSc course sits within the School of Energy, Construction and Environment, which enjoys a global reputation for excellent teaching, outstanding student experience and exciting research. Our current staff have international industry and academic experience, attracting a truly global student cohort. We encourage discussion and investigation of the various technical, environmental and geopolitical challenges facing our global energy systems.