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Renewable Energy - MSc

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
    Master's
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Annual tuition fee
    28,966 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,500 GBP

  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    October

Program Overview

What Cranfield University says about their program:
"The MSc comprises eight assessed modules, an integrated group project and an individual project. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students complete six modules, a project and a personal development portfolio.


This course is suitable for engineering, maths or science graduates who wish to specialise in renewable energy. It develops professional engineers and scientists with the multidisciplinary skills and ability to analyse current and future energy problems. This course will equip you with the advanced interdisciplinary skills required to design, optimise and evaluate the technical and economic viability of renewable energy schemes. On the engineering route, you will have the opportunity to learn state-of-the-art technical skills required to design renewable energy systems including Finite Element Analysis (FEA). The management route allows you to focus on aspects such as health and safety, environmental aspects and asset management."

Admissions requirements

Programs have the same minimum entry requirements regardless of whether they are taught or research.

Some programs may have additional entry requirements, so please check the specific programs you are interested in before submitting your application. As an international student you may need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

Our programmes are highly competitive and although there are no set application deadlines we recommend applying as early as possible to secure your place.

Start Date: October

If you are an international student you will need to provide a satisfactory English test result that meets the requirements for the course you have applied for. Some courses require a higher test score, please check the course page for details. Our minimum requirements are as follows:

IELTS Academic - 6.5 overall TOEFL - 92 Pearson PTE Academic - 65 Cambridge English Scale - 180 Cambridge English: Advanced - C Cambridge English: Proficiency - C Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III - minimum overall score of pass In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.

We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).

Students need a UK first or second class honors degree in a relevant subject area or an equivalent international qualification. The University may also accept relevant work experience in combination with a degree below second class honors.

If you do not meet the formal entry requirements, but still feel you can demonstrate the ability to complete the program successfully, you may still be accepted onto a course. Each application will be considered on its own merits.

Fees and funding

Paying for a course at university and the associated living costs is a major challenge for most students. Many fund their studies from a combination of sources such as savings, employment, small grants, loans or bursaries.

Tuition fee ranges from £21,000 - £31,000

Pathway programs from £17,490

The following funding options can be applied for:

The Cranfield Scholarship

There's a limited number of scholarships available for candidates from around the world. Scholarships are awarded to applicants who show both aptitude and ability for the subject they are applying to.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year master’s at Cranfield university. The scholarship includes tuition fees, travel and monthly stipend for master’s study.

Commonwealth Master's Scholarships

Students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship which includes tuition fees, travel and monthly stipend for master’s study.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

Students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for master’s study, jointly supported by Cranfield University.

Visa requirements for Cranfield University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

UK student visa requirements