To be considered for one of the funded places, candidates must:
- Be of Scottish or European nationality
- Already hold, or will gain by 31st August, a good second class undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. electrical, electronic, mechanical, renewable energy, engineering systems)
- Have submitted an application and hold an offer for the MSc Wind Energy Systems
- Be able to commence their MSc Wind Energy Systems in September 2018
Students will develop and enhance their technical expertise of wind energy and deepen their understanding of the engineering, political and economic contexts of wind power. It will provide them with an advanced level of knowledge to address the current and future challenges of the exciting and dynamic wind energy sector.
Students will be taught by academics internationally-renowned in the wind energy sector, have the opportunity to undertake real-world industry-linked projects (eg ScottishPower, SmarterGrids Solutions, SSE) and be given unique access to world-leading teaching and research facilities. These include GIS test rigs, distribution network & protection lab with 100kVA microgrid, and Europe’s only centre dedicated to the development and demonstration of “smart-grid” technologies, the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC).
Teaching is complemented by visits to relevant renewable energy facilities such as Whitelees Wind Farm, networking, seminars and presentations by industry partners.
With the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) forecasting UK/EU employment in wind energy related jobs to double to more than 500,000 by 2020, this course offers excellent career prospects. Graduates have found well-paid, challenging positions in sectors spanning power, renewables, management consultancy and oil & gas, with companies including Siemens, ScottishPower Renewables, SSE, Sgurr and Arup.
Recipients of this scholarship are not permitted to hold any other forms of financial support (e.g scholarships or tuition fee awards)
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How to apply
Applicants must have submitted an application and hold an offer for the MSc degree before they can be considered for one of the awards. Award nominations are made by the Department on the basis of academic merit, professional and personal achievements, as detailed in the MSc application.
Apply online at http://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/windenergysystems/