Careers in marine renewable energy

The programme in marine renewable energy provides a gateway into careers in this growing industry by providing a broad background with the opportunity to specialise in environmental, engineering or socio-economic aspects of marine renewables. You’ll be well-qualified, not just for careers in the marine renewables sector, but also for careers in the broader renewables and marine environmental consultancy fields. The MRes route, with the longer research project, is specifically designed for you if you plan to go on to further research and or study for a PhD. PhD opportunities are available in a wide variety of areas, for example through the University’s Centre for Research in Coastal and Ocean Science and Engineering (CCOSE).

RenewableUK reports that the current job market in Marine Renewables employs 18,456 people full time and predicts more than 70,000 new jobs will be created in the coming decade.


Past graduates of our programme are out helping to break new ground in this exciting and vital part of the green economy. Some of the organisations with which our graduates have found employment include:

  • OpenHydro
  • Alderney Renewable Energy
  • EMEC
  • Pelamis Wave Power
  • Babcock Marine
  • RWE Innogy
  • Clean Earth Energy
  • Resen Energy
  • Mojo Maritime
  • Marine Energy Matters
  • Livos Energy
  • RegenSW
  • Royal Navy
  • BVG Associates
  • Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay