Offshore Renewable Energy at University of Plymouth - UCAS

Course summary

The MSc Offshore Renewable Energy programme (MSc ORE) represents a name change of the 11 year old MSc Marine Renewable Energy programme. In contrast to the new engineering programme, it represents a broadening programme which takes advantage of UoP synergies between its strong marine sciences tradition and its reputation in offshore renewable energy research. Modifications to the existing programme include the change of title to the programme itself and 3 modules offered in the programme as well as a modified operational structure to represent the cooperative nature in which the ORE and OREE programmes will be operated.


Core modules MAR513ZResearch Skills and Methods MAR524MSc Dissertation MAR534Introduction to Offshore Renewable Energy MAR535Economics, Law and Policy for Offshore Renewable Energy Optional modules MAR507Economics of the Marine Environment MAR512Assessment of Coastal Resources and Impacts MAR518Remote Sensing and GIS MAR519Modelling Marine Processes MAR536Mechanics of ORE Structures

Assessment method

The first semester of the MSc is 100% coursework assessed and the second semester modules either 100% coursework assessment or 50/50 exam coursework split. The modules employing the latter strategy do so largely to satisfy accreditation requirements. Semester 1: 3 x 20 credit core modules Semester 2: 3 x 20 credit option modules from a choice of 5 Summer: 60-credit dissertation

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit for more information. You can apply for one of our postgraduate courses directly using our online application form. For details on how to apply, and to access the online application form, please visit Once you have applied, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in ( A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website:

Entry requirements

Applicants will be expected to have achieved an honours level degree at 2:2 or above from a relevant programmes, such as ocean science, environmental science, marine biology, geography, and engineers seeking a broadening programme. All applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English at Grade C or above. If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5 overall and not less than 5.5 in all components.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With 5.5 in all elements.

Full details of English Language requirements can be found on our website.

English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

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Offshore Renewable Energy at University of Plymouth - UCAS