Solar Energy Systems

Robert Gordon University

Master On Campus Online
12 months
17700 GBP/year
5500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This MSc Solar Energy Systems offered at the Robert Gordon University is the first and only postgraduate course of its kind in the UK focusing on solar as a renewable energy. It will help you to develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice, along with professional and research skills necessary to characterise, design and manage solar energy systems.


At the Robert Gordon University studying the MSc Solar Energy Systems you will gain unique element of this course is the collaboration with industry and its relevance to the current issues in the modern day solar energy sector. We are actively working with Scottish companies on the development of solar energy systems for new applications and this provides you with great opportunities to work on industrial projects and greatly enhance your employability.

Job Prospects

By successfully completing the MSc course in Solar Energy systems, you will have an advantage over graduates from other renewable energy courses to apply for the following types of jobs and companies:

  • Solar Energy Project Manager
  • Solar PV Design Engineer
  • Solar Research Analyst
  • Project Engineer in Solar Energy
  • Solar equipment manufacturers
  • Engineering and consulting companies specialising in solar energy projects

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Solar Energy
  • Introduction To Solar Energy Systems
  • System Control, Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Environmental Impact and Risk Management
  • Advanced Solar Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 45 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree, or its equivalent in Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Rest of UK students: £5,640


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Solar Energy Systems
Robert Gordon University


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