MSc Renewable Energy and Resource Management

The course is based in the Sustainable Environment Research Centre (SERC) a leading and internationally recognised centre for over 30 years. SERC is home to The Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion and the University of South Wales Centre for Renewable Hydrogen Research and Demonstration,

At the COP 21 talks in Paris 196 Governments signed up to a legally binding deal to limit warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In order for this to be achieved there is a need to decarbonise the global economy, achieving net zero emissions between 2050 and 2100. This will require large scale development and investment in renewable energy and resource management, producing a significant global need for individuals with the expertise necessary to help meet those targets.

This MSc will provide the wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise required to help you to move the world towards the UN’s goal of net zero emissions. Your studies will increase your knowledge and understanding of the generation and provision of renewable energy, hydrogen, water, wastewater treatment and solid wastes management. You will become familiar with the impact of policy and legislation, renewable energy technologies, and waste management hierarchy and techniques. You will also train in relevant computing software, and analytical and monitoring equipment used by industry.

What you will study

You will study the following taught modules:

  • Renewable Energy I & Hydro, Tidal, Wave, and Bioenergy
  • Renewable Energy II & Wind, Solar, and Geothermal
  • Solids Resource Management
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes

Plus 2 from the following optional modules (each worth 20 credits):

  • Hydrogen: Fuel Vector for the Future
  • Energy and Environmental Legislation and Policy
  • Advanced Materials for Energy Applications
  • Anaerobic Treatment Processes

You will also complete a substantial dissertation worth 60 credits, which can be in conjunction with industry, energy/environmental consultancy firms,...

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In addition to industry standard software, our students have access to state of the art laboratory facilities at our Upper Glyntaff campus and our Hydrogen Research and Demonstration Centre at Baglan, the first of its type in Wales, during their time on the course.



This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time postgraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

For full-time postgraduate fees please see our International Student Fee pages


  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Part Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
      • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Feb 2017
        • Part Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
          • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017