Marine Renewable Energy, M.Sc. | Bangor University | Bangor, United Kingdom
12 months
18300 GBP/year
9750 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This 12 month taught postgraduate Marine Renewable Energy course at Bangor University introduces students with a first degree in the physical, mathematical or other numerate sciences to the subject of Marine Renewable Energy.

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To reduce greenhouse gas emissions and aid sustainable development, there is an urgent need to support our electricity generating capacity through the development of low carbon technologies, particularly those generated from renewable sources. 

The ocean represents a vast and largely untapped energy resource, that could be exploited as a form of low carbon electricity generation, and there is much European and global commercial and R&D activity in this energy sector. 


Individuals graduating from the programme will be in high demand across the marine renewable energy sector, working for device developers as resource analysts, entering oceanographic consultancies working on in situ and modelling studies for the wave & tidal industry, geophysical surveying for the industry, opportunities to work on grid infrastructure (National Grid) and cabling, leasing bodies such as The Crown Estate, and working for government-sponsored environmental bodies such as The Environment Agency and Natural Resource Wales, who ensure that marine renewable energy exploitation will not negatively impact our natural resources.

The Marine Renewable Energy  course at Bangor University also prepares graduates for many of the technical requirements for a career in offshore wind, and is well suited to providing students with the background to progress to a PhD in marine renewable energy or a related discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Key Concepts and Techniques
  • Practical Oceanography
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics 
  • Geophysical Surveying
  • Literature Review-Project Plan
  • Marine Renewable Energy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful applicants normally hold, or expect to obtain, a 2(ii) undergraduate Honours degree in a physical, mathematical or other numerate science. 
  •  Applicants from other subject areas (e.g. Geography, Geology, Biology and other sciences) or with relevant employment experience are encouraged to apply, provided that they can demonstrate high levels of motivation and experience in their Personal Statement and CV and have a suitable grounding in mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9750 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bangor

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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