MSc Renewable Energy: Technology and Sustainability
Pursue or develop your career in energy and sustainability with our MSc Renewable Energy: Technology and Sustainability degree.
On this master’s programme you will develop your understanding of:
- the applications of renewable energy and sustainable technologies
- the environmental impact of using non-sustainable technologies
- the design, construction, and operation of the buildings and places in which we live, work and play
- the issues and debates around the role of energy, including the technical and policy questions that arise from global demands for secure, affordable, and sustainable processes
- carbon management and energy use in the built environment.
The University of Reading has a long history of teaching and research in this field, and we have delivered a master’s programme in the subject area for more than 40 years. What started as a master’s in alternative energy has evolved over time to incorporate the significant advancements in the field, as well as Reading’s expertise in sustainability, carbon, and life cycle assessment.
Our MSc Renewable Energy: Technology and Sustainability degree is accredited by the Energy Institute and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. Successful completion of this programme satisfies the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
Flexible study options
Our MSc Renewable Energy: Technology and Sustainability is offered as a one-year full-time programme, or as a flexible modular programme that can be taken over two years from September, or over three years from February. Both the full-time and flexible modular options are delivered via residential weeks at our Whiteknights campus in Reading and supported by our online learning environment.
- 100% of our research is of international standing (REF 2021, combining 4*, 3* and 2* submissions – Architecture, Built Environment and Planning)
- 100% of our research impact has been classed outstanding or very considerable (REF 2021, combining 4* and 3* submissions – Architecture, Built Environment and Planning).
The School of Construction Management and Engineering has a wide-ranging and diverse research agenda that is continuously developing. Lecturers are involved in research and scholarship, all of which feeds into the teaching you will receive.
We also have strong links with industry, and you will benefit from industry visits and industry speakers on this programme.
You will learn in two-week intensive blocks, with assignment work occurring between teaching weeks.
Class sizes may vary from 10 to 40 students, and optional modules are shared with other programmes in the School of Construction Management and Engineering.
You will develop your skills and knowledge on this programme through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, guided reading, online resources, and written assignments.
In addition to the University facilities available to all students, you will have access to the School of Construction Management and Engineering's dedicated facilities, such as the School’s Resource Room, which includes:
- study spaces for individual and group work, as well as subject-specific learning resources
- dedicated computer labs equipped with the latest digital technology and software, including building information modelling (BIM), 3D laser scanning, 3D visualisation, virtual reality headsets, building energy simulations, and urban microclimate simulations.
For more information, please visit the School of Construction Management and Engineering website.