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5160f - Renewable Energy, Enterprise and Management (REEM) MSc

Renewable Energy, Enterprise and Management (REEM) MSc

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Start in: September 2022

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

Find out all you need to know about further study at our Postgraduate open day


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

Our MSc Renewable Energy course supports those without prior technical education in energy. Learn how to apply management, planning or business skills in expanding renewable energy developments.

The main focus is developing your enterprise, culture and capability. We support and need you to be innovative to address some of the biggest challenges in the sector. You'll also try to seek out opportunities for new products and services.

Sustainability is one of our three key societal themes at Newcastle University. A great advantage of this MSc is that you'll learn from staff across our Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering. This enables you to get involved in, and build on our many strong research teams.


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What you'll learn

You'll learn core skills in:

  • information processing
  • data collection and analysis
  • library and Internet searches
  • problem solving
  • teamwork
  • communication and presentation

You will also:

  • critically evaluate the policy drivers at an international, national and regional level relating to renewable energy
  • gain an appreciation of energy, its generation and drivers behind energy management
  • appreciate the potential of various technologies to contribute to renewable energy production and reductions in CO2
  • critically analyse the barriers to the implementation of renewable energy technologies
  • analyse and evaluate the entrepreneurial characteristics of individuals and organisations
  • use insight to make sound judgements for business and innovation
  • self-appraise individual skills sets and interests and collaborate with others to fulfil the needs of a performing team
  • gain an understanding of:
    • the project planning process
    • use of project planning tools and techniques
    • project budgeting
    • an appreciation of risk analysis and management
  • gain the ability to:
    • demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the structure
    • principles and practice of the EIA process
    • 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 future

Graduate destinations

Graduates on this MSc are prepared for wide range of careers across the globe in various sectors. Including:

  • local government
  • energy consultancies
  • large and small engineering consultancies

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 engagement means our degree programmes are shaped by industry 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 and graduates. These provide you with a network allowing you to enhance your employability.

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


Throughout your degree you'll have access to a range of dedicated specialist facilities. This is in the School of Engineering and across campus to enhance your learning experience.

Our renewable energy courses draw on staff and facilities from across the whole Faculty including the Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research.

As a leading Russell Group research university you will benefit from some of the UK's leading research facilities, including:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 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

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

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  • Campus tours
  • On-campus open days
  • Virtual open days
  • Webinars

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Questions about this course?

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School of Engineering
School Admissions Team


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