Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship MSc

 
  

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Qualification
MSc Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship
Duration
1 year full-time
Entry requirements
2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)
Other requirements
IELTS
6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
Start date
September
Campus
University Park Campus
Tuition fees
You can find fee information on our fees table.
 

Overview

This course can provide you with advanced skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and business.
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The MSc Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship is offered by the Department of Architecture and Built Environment in conjunction with the Nottingham University Business School. This course provides students with advanced skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and business.

The economic wealth of a country depends not only on its research base but also on its ability to exploit the commercial potential of its intellectual property. This course provides vital training in each of the areas within the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.  Students will gain technical skills in this field as well as becoming fluent in the financial, marketing and managerial aspects of modern business. It aims to develop confidence and understanding in the specialist field of entrepreneurship applied to technology that can arise from the research base of sustainable energy subjects.

By the end of the course, you will have gained useful and technical knowledge in the areas of sustainable energy and business as well as the application of technologies to proposed business models, and you will be adept at communicating and presenting yourself and your projects to an audience. Graduates from the course will be well placed to pursue careers in renewable energy technology industries.

Key facts

  • As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world.
  • The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions.
  • Nottingham University Business School is a leading centre for management education and its mission is to be a top ranked international business school, excellent in both teaching and research.

Presessional English for Academic Purposes

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes.

If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that:

  • you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS
  • you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course
  • you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course
  • your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework

For more details, please visit the CELE website or contact cele-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk.

 

Course details

This course combines three elements: lectures in business and industrial skills (60 credits); lectures in leading-edge renewable energy technology (60 credits); and the application of these technologies to a proposed business model via a 60-credit summer project. 

The ‘Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Project’ will be completed during the summer period and will provide students with the opportunity to undertake independent research into a topic appropriate to renewable energy technology transfer and apply business knowledge and skills developed through the course, working closely with companies specialising in renewable energy technologies. 

The MSc Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship is offered on a full-time basis over one year (12 months).

During the autumn and spring semesters, you will complete a total of 120 credits worth of modules taught within the Department of Architecture and Built Environment and Nottingham University Business School.

Finally, you will complete a Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Project (worth 60 credits) during the summer period at the end of the course. 

This course is also offered on a part time basis over two years.

 
 

Modules

 The business element comprises of six modules:

The technology element comprises three compulsory modules:

You will then be able to choose three further optional modules from topics such as:

Please note that all module details are subject to change.

For more details on our modules, please see the module catalogue.

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

 
 

Funding

The fees for this course can be found on our tuition fees webpages.

UK/EU Students

Funding information can be found on the Graduate School Website

Please visit the faculty website for information on any scholarships currently available through the faculty.

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Applications for 2016 entry scholarships will open in late 2015. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.

 
 

Careers

The Department of Architecture and Built Environment has an international reputation for its teaching and research, and collaborates with leading institutions worldwide in the fields of architecture, urban design and sustainable energy technology.

It is renowned for its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and therefore our postgraduates are internationally recognised as having the skills needed to meet the contemporary challenges facing the built environment professions.

Graduates from this course will be well placed to pursue careers in renewable energy technology industries. The governments of many countries have made renewable energy a priority area in their energy policies, and graduates of this course are likely to go onto successful careers in management, particularly at the technical-business interface.

Average starting salary and career progression

Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.*
* Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14.

Career Prospects and Employability

The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. 

Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.

 
 
 

Contact

Graduate Admissions
Department of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
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