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Renewables (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Dundee, United Kingdom
The Renewables (Hons) programme from University of Dundee studies the energy sources of the future. It involves every aspect of the study of matter and energy, and forms the basis of the science, engineering and technology of tomorrow. 


At University of Dundee the Renewables (Hons) degree emphasise real-life engineering practice and research methodology through extensive practical projects chosen to match your career objectives. They reflect both experimental and theoretical aspects of the subject. 

You will have the opportunity to get involved with our research projects as part of the Undergraduate Research Club from Level 1 onwards. 

How you will be assessed

A variety of assessment methods is used, in some cases we will ask you to submit coursework and laboratory reports, in others you will take examinations, and sometimes we will simply ask you to discuss what you have achieved.


The renewable energy industry is simply exploding in size throughout the world and offers a wide variety of employment opportunities. It is a major high technology industry in the UK with a significant demand for graduates with specialist skills. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Light, Waves and Matter
  • Astronomical Phenomena
  • Professional skills (experimental, writing, data analysis and computer modelling)
  • Mathematics
  • Electromagnetism and Circuits
  • Classical and Quantum Properties of Matter
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Applied Mathematics and Optics
  • Programming (Students will learn C++ and Matlab related to physical science problem solving)


Although an aptitude for mathematics helps, you do not have to be another Einstein to consider renewable energy as a subject choice! An enquiring and creative mind is more important than outstanding theoretical ability. 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • SQA Higher/Advanced Higher: BBBB (minimum) - AABB (typical)
  • GCE A-Level: BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) 
  • BTEC: A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20950 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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