The MSc in Renewable Energy Development (RED) is delivered by the International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT) at our Orkney Campus. It has been designed around three key drivers of renewable energy development: policy and economics; technology; and the environment. The programme is designed to specifically address these key drivers of renewable energy development in the UK and abroad.
The RED programme aims to give its graduates cross-cutting skills in the renewables sector. The programme addresses the needs of renewable energy developers as they seek to maximise economic benefits whilst grappling with challenges of overcoming regulatory and environmental issues, and securing finance. Teaching is reinforced with project work where emphasis is placed on simulating real working situations.
You can exit after Stage 1 with PgDip Renewable Energy Development (RED).
Masters (MSc) level entry applicants must have one of the following:
Minimum of 2:1 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a non-cognate discipline; Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a related subject area;
Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered
PG Diploma level entry applicants must have an ordinary degree in a related subject area and relevant post qualification industry experience.
Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements or have no formal academic qualifications will be considered individually based on their CV and possibly interview. Admission via this route will be at the discretion of the Director of Recruitment.
Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)
2 years (Part time) - 3-7 years (Online)
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
Energy and Renewables