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Faculty of Science and Engineering

MSc in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2020/21

Start in September

Part time
MSc 2 years

About the course

The UK is the world leader in offshore wind, providing over 10% of the UK's electricity - and growing at an unprecedented rate. This degree has been designed to equip you with the advanced skills in renewable energy engineering to meet the expected skills shortage in the offshore wind sector.

Bringing together the understanding of engineering and technology with commercial awareness, management expertise and financial understanding - this course enables you to progress into management and leadership roles after graduation. 

Hull, on the Humber - Brtiain's energy estuary, is the ideal location to study energy engineering. Our strong links with industry provide you with opportunities for work placements and to work on real-world engineering projects.

What you'll study

Core modules

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.


  • Postgraduate Learning Review and Professional Development

  • Offshore Wind Energy

    You'll be introduced to the offshore wind industry across a range of disciplines. You'll explore the trade-offs between different pressures and requirements within current industry practice.

  • Engineering for Quality and Business Improvement

  • Advanced Health, Safety and Environmental Risk Management

    During this module, you'll explore topics such as the content, structure, scope and implementation of ISO 31000:2009 and BS 31100:2011 and the role and importance of leadership in health, safety and environmental management.

  • Project and Financial Management

  • Individual Project (MSc)

    Apply and extend your engineering knowledge and professional skills by working on a substantial individual project.

Our teaching staff

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU (part-time): £1,045 (20 credits), £3,135 (60 credits), £4,700 (90 credits)

Part-time fees are charged pro-rata to the full-time fee, according to the number of credits being studied. 

UK and EU students can take out a Master’s Loan to help with tuition fees and living costs. They provide up to £11,222 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Find out more about Postgraduate Loans.

Home/EU fees for 2021 entry have not yet been confirmed. The fees shown are for 2020 entry.

Graduate Scholarship

The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a £3,000 scholarship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out if you’re eligible by visiting the University of Hull Graduate Scholarship page.

International Scholarships and Bursaries

For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page.

We also offer an International Studentship Scheme Discount of up to £3,500.

UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies.

For more information, please visit the UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries page.

Studying in the Humber region - Britain's 'energy estuary' - creates a wealth of career and placement opportunities.

With an estimated annual shortfall of 69.000 engineers and technicians in the UK engineering sector, your degree is likely to put you in high demand from employers.

The city has a vibrant and growing industry, hosting major players in the aerospace, chemical, engineering design, pharmaceutical, transport, marine and energy industries.

We keep up-to-date with emerging technologies to ensure you'll receive expert teaching of the most advanced ideas and techniques.

Entry requirements

Normally an Honours degree (typically 2.2 or above, or international equivalent) in an engineering or related discipline.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

The energy engineering industry is expanding rapidly and employment opportunities are high. It's predicted by 2030, the offshore wind industry will provide a third of British electricity and triple it's workforce. This is creating a demand for sector specialist engineers, and this degree provides you with the skills and knowledge to be successful in the workplace. 

The Humber is the largest Renewable Enterprise Zone in the UK. Green Port Hull, a collaboration between Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Associated British Ports, promotes investment and development of the renewable energy sector in the region.