About the course
The online MScRenewable Energy Development (RED) is deliveredthrough the Inter-tio-l Centre for Island Technology (ICIT) on our Orkney campus. It has been designed around three key drivers of renewable energy development: policy and economics; technology; and the environment. The programme is designed to specifically address these key drivers of renewable energy development in the UK and abroad. The RED programme is relevant to people from a wide variety of backgrounds wishing to apply their knowledge and experience to the renewable energy industry. Itaims to give you cross-cutting skills in the renewables sector. The programme addresses the needs of renewable energy developers as they seek to maximise economic benefits whilst balancing the challenges of overcoming regulatory and environmental issues, and securing fi-nce. Teaching is reinforced with project work where emphasis is placed on simulating real working situations and inter-tio-l examples. Read more in this programme guide to Renewable Energy Development. Programme duration Online Learning: 2.5-8 years. On average, our PgDip programmes studied via online learning are completed in 2-3 years, while MSc programmes are completed in 3-8years. Most students intend to complete their studies via online learning within 3-4 years. Flexible study options The online Renewable Energy Development programme has been designed with flexibility in mind.It is ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family.Some features that our students value include: MSc degrees can be completed between 2½ - 8years, depending on your pace of study. You have up to two years to complete an individual course (or module) after registering for the course. You can choose to sit exams in one of 450 exam centres around the world. Exam centres are present in most major cities. Courses are paid for on a ‘pay-as-you-study’ basis, allowing you to spread the payments across the d
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January, September
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Masters Degree
1 Year
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Academic entry requirements
You must have successfully completed an United Kingdom Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) or/with full-time or equivalent, work experience in a relevant industry setting. Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee ent

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Heriot-Watt University is a public research university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was established in 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, the worlds first mechanics institute, and subsequently granted university status by royal charter in 1966. It is the eighth oldest higher education institute in UK. The name Heriot-Watt was taken from Scottish inventor James Watt and Scottish philanthropist and goldsmith George Heriot.
Heriot-Watt University is a world-leading institution ranked in the top 350 Universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2019).
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