Renewable Energy Enterprise Mgt MSc PGDip PGCert

Renewable Energy, Enterprise and Management (REEM) MSc, PGDip, PGCert

MSc - full time: 12 months, part time: up to 60 months
PGDip - full time: 9-12 months, part time: up to 60 months
PGCert - full time: up to 9 months, part time: up to 36 months
CPD: typical module duration 9 weeks


Renewable Energy Enterprise and Management (REEM) is a unique multi-disciplinary course blending appropriate project evaluation techniques and business enterprise with awareness of the potential of renewable energy technologies. The distinctive flexible learning approach blends distance learning with intensive face-to-face weeks on campus.

The course supports those without prior technical education in energy who want to apply management, planning or business skills in expanding renewable energy developments. The main focus is developing your enterprise culture and capability.

Newcastle University has sustainability as one of our three key societal themes. Modules and projects are led by staff from across our Faculty of Science Agriculture and Engineering and build on our many strong research teams, including our leading Institute for Sustainability.


Each module typically takes nine weeks to complete, including one week on campus at a scheduled time between September and June. Within our flexible learning framework, assessment for each module is normally based on a combination of:

  • a pre-intensive assignment based on the initial distance study (eg a report, presentation or preliminary evaluation)
  • an examination at the end of the intensive week (written, oral or submitted)
  • a post-intensive assignment (eg report, project plan, etc)

There is a strong emphasis on the development of research and autonomous study skills, preparing you for a future career in a rapidly evolving environment.

Testing of Evopod Tidal Turbine in our Wind Wave Current Tank
Testing of Evopod Tidal Turbine in our Wind Wave Current Tank


Student Profile

The course is so flexible and also incorporates business and management studies.

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You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2019 entry

Postgraduate Certificate

The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) involves studying 60 credits of taught modules.

Postgraduate Diploma

The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) involves studying either 120 credits of taught modules, or selecting 90 credits of taught modules plus a 30 credit renewable energy project.


You will study 120 credits of compulsory taught modules plus a 60 credit renewable energy project.

Continuous professional development

Individual modules can be taken as continuing professional development (CPD).

Module changes

Course content changes 

Course content changes periodically to reflect:

  • changing staff expertise
  • recent developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback
  • numbers of students interested in an optional module

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

Most module information for 2020 entry will be available from the end of May 2020.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.


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Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

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Fees & Funding

2019-2020 fees

If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

The fees displayed here are per year.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as:

  • geography
  • planning
  • surveying
  • business
  • economics
  • social policy
  • politics
  • product design
  • industrial management
  • environmental management
  • physical or earth sciences

You do not need prior engineering or physical science education or experience. If you don't have this, you must be prepared to learn about the science of energy. This includes appreciating how renewable energy technology interacts with economic, environmental, social, political and business issues.

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and significant, relevant industry experience.

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English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

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If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

Start dates

If you are a full time student you will start in SeptemberPart time students can start at any point in the year.

There is no application closing date for this course. We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.


If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.