Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship MSc

 
  

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Qualification
MSc Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Entry requirements
2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) (high 2.2 degree with relevant working experience can be considered)
Other requirements
IELTS
6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
September
Campus
University Park Campus, Jubilee 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 course is designed for students with a background in Engineering (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Energy, etc.) or Science (Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science) or Economics.

The course is also suitable for the applicants with a background in Architecture, Geography, Business, Management or other similar subjects, with an evidence of their basic mathematics skill and their basic knowledge or experience in energy.

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.
 

Course details

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.

Course content

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, ideally 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.

English language course for academic purposes

Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English, the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs 10-week and 5-week English language and study skills courses for Built Environment.

These courses are designed in collaboration with the faculty and prepare students going on to postgraduate programmes within the Department of Architecture and Built Environment.

If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to this 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
  • your progression to the course is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework

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

Find out more about this English language course

 
 

Modules

Compulsory modules:

Students must take a minimum 20 credits from the list below: 

Students can take the optional module below:

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.

Please visit our funding your masters web page for general information and advice on financial support.

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. 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

Many graduates of this MSc programme have been rewarded for their innovative ideas and contribution to real energy projects. Graduates have entered both academia and industry in the UK and overseas.

The MSc course develops a practical and theoretical understanding and therefore enables graduates to work with sustainable energy technology or architectual environmental engineering firms, move into teaching at university level, or undertake research leading to a PhD.

The University of Nottingham has been recognised as delivering a Gold standard in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which aims to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching.

Career Prospects and Employability

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.

*The Graduate Market 2013-2017, High Fliers Research

The University of Nottingham has been named as the best university in the UK for graduate employment, by the 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

The acquisition of a master’s degree from the University of Nottingham 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.

 
 
 
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Disclaimer
This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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