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Renewable Energy, Enterprise and Management (REEM) MSc

Our unique course blends project evaluation techniques and business enterprise with awareness of the potential of renewable energy technologies.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2024
  • January 2025
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We are proud to be ranked in the top 100 for Civil and Structural Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024)

This multi-disciplinary MSc is for both practising professionals and graduates. You'll come from a diverse range of disciplines including:

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

Our MSc Renewable Energy course supports those without prior technical education in energy. Bring your curiosity for innovation and design and learn how to identify opportunities in the renewable energy field. Together we'll concentrate on some of the biggest challenges we face in the sector. We'll also help develop your enterprise, culture, and capability.

We're at the forefront of carbon neutrality and net zero research, with a strong focus on the benefits of renewable energy.

You'll have access to the tools and infrastructure of Newcastle University, while working amongst our alumni, policy and industrial partners and staff. You’ll also have access to the renewable energy clusters in North East England.


You'll work and learn amongst our well-established alumni and graduates. Many have become a big influence in the policy and innovation environment, including:

  • Andrew Clark, Energy Programme Lead, North East Local Economic Partnership
  • Ravneet Kaur, Innovation Manager, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Other graduates have also gone onto establish renewable energy start-ups, including:

  • Ortus Energy (UK)
  • Creeds Energy (Nigeria)


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What you'll learn

You'll learn core skills in:

  • problem solving
  • innovation and design processes
  • information processing
  • data collection and analysis
  • library and internet research
  • teamwork
  • communication and presentation

You will also:

  • evaluate the renewable energy policy drivers at an international, national, and regional level
  • gain an appreciation for energy, its generation, and drivers behind energy management
  • appreciate how technology can contribute to renewable energy production and reduce CO2
  • analyse the barriers for implementing renewable energy technologies
  • assess the entrepreneurial characteristics of individuals and organisations
  • use your insight to make sound judgements for business and innovation
  • gain an understanding of:
    • the project planning and delivery process
    • data, research and project planning tools and techniques
    • project budgeting
    • risk analysis and management
  • learn how to:
    • demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of social and commercial opportunities in the sector
    • spot and evaluate new opportunities for change
    • undertake EIA projects
    • communicate the outcomes of an EIA process in an appropriate formal written report


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.

How you'll learn

Your development


From day one, you’ll develop your entrepreneurial skills to create global change through renewable energy projects. From day one, you’ll develop your entrepreneurial skills to create global change through renewable energy projects. As an active member of our community, we will:

  • coach and support you
  • help you develop life-long learning techniques

You’ll have the opportunity to pursue your own projects as well. We'll support you throughout the process, in our rich research and innovation environment.

The North East of England is at the centre of a strong energy hub, and is the perfect environment to engage with renewable energy and net zero.

Your future

Graduates on this MSc are prepared for a wide range of careers across the globe in various sectors, including:

  • local government
  • energy consultancies
  • large and small engineering consultancies
  • entrepreneurship and business start-ups

We'll prepare you for a wide range of careers across the globe, including:

  • Blackfinch Group
  • Durham County Council
  • Durham University
  • Gentoo
  • ILF Business Consultant
  • Julies Bicycle
  • North East Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Peel Energy
  • PetroRayna Resources
  • SEGRO plc
  • The Energy Hub
  • US Army

This course also provides a route into PhD level study.

Industry links

Our strong industrial and stakeholder engagement means our degree programmes are shaped by industry, experts and government policy. You'll typically benefit from this engagement through:

  • industry guest lectures
  • site visits
  • projects
  • placements
  • employment opportunities with added support from our Careers Service

We have close links with the Energy Institute, industry, centres of excellence and graduates. Allowing you to enhance your employability through a diverse industry network.

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


You'll have access to a range of dedicated specialist facilities, including:

  • the Faraday Institution North East for battery innovation
  • a demonstrator digester plant at our Cockle Park Farm
  • a wind-wave-current testing tunnel
  • open access facilities at Driving the Electrical Revolution North East
  • several specialist research centres, including the Integrated Transport Electricity Gas Research Laboratory
  • well-equipped teaching laboratories

Many of the facilities you'll use are based in our School of Engineering as well as our Centre for Energy.

Stephenson Building

The Stephenson Building is a £110 million investment in world-class education, research and collaboration across Engineering. It’s a place for future engineers, researchers and designers to collaborate and tackle global challenges, together.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

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