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Additional costs cover the costs of visiting several hydro, coal, nuclear and wind power plants. They also cover several lectures, courses and workshops given by guest specialists from outside the University.
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This internationally renowned degree, based within a world-leading renewable energy research group, offers a broad and flexible programme covering the engineering, economic, environmental and policy aspects of energy systems.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, preferably in engineering or a physical science.
Applicants with backgrounds in other fields may be accepted.
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You will receive broad training in energy production, delivery, consumption, efficiency, economics, policy and regulation, all in the context of the sustainability of energy supply and consumption patterns, both locally and globally. There will be opportunities to participate in field trips to power plants.
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Environment & Society Academy.
This programme is run over 12 months, with two semesters of taught courses followed by a research project leading to a masters thesis.
Depending on quotas and timetabling, we can offer further courses from the Schools of Engineering, GeoSciences, Mathematics, and Social and Political Science, and from Scotland's Rural College.
You will be able to understand and evaluate alternative modes of energy supply, critically analyse competing claims in the energy sector and analyse the technical and economic interactions of developments in energy systems, preparing you for employment or further research in the field of sustainable energy.
This article was published on Jan 21, 2014