Our programme focuses on UK policy environment whilst being well-situated within international energy challenges. Our aim is to provide a wide, cross-scale and integral understanding of energy in cities and sub-cities scales.
The course is for those intending to play a high profile role for the next generation of urban energy infrastructure in:
- policy making
The course will suit graduates from backgrounds in:
- relevant business management
You will carry out research-related project work in the multidisciplinary urban energy field. Your project will build on the latest professional practice and existing research.
The programme also offers high-quality training in:
- research methods and practice
- practical and subject-specific skills
- transferable and personal skills
You will develop knowledge of the tools required to carry out a research project. The research project is set within an industrial context. You will develop an understanding of the environment in which you'll operate. Additionally, you will develop an appreciation of research techniques, including:
- specialised tools and methods
- analysing and defining project objectives
- designing and planning projects according to rational methodologies
- employing practicable and efficient procedures
- analysing and interpreting results and presenting them in a meaningful manner
- project management
Our course is suited to those considering:
- further studies at PhD level
- a career in research and development
- a career in industry
The course provides a firm basis for the professional development of those intending to follow a career in industry. You can follow one of two routes before moving into industry:
- qualify with an MRes
- following the MRes pursue a PhD in an area defined by experience and contacts established during the course
You'll be prepared for careers in:
- energy consultancy
- engineering firms
- architectural firms
- energy companies
- public sector (eg local authorities)
High-profile roles in urban energy infrastructure include:
- policy making
You will work alongside academic tutors and prospective employers to complete your project. Prospective employers are in the private or public sector, such as:
- energy consultancies
- engineering and architectural firms
- energy companies
- local authorities
The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape has a large postgraduate community and a strong postgraduate culture.
We have excellent studio teaching facilities and an unrivalled postgraduate research suite. This provides designated space and equipment for postgraduate researchers.
All postgraduate students benefit from our excellent student support facilities.
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You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
Optional modulesOptional modules
You will choose 40 credits from the following:
- LAW8138 Science, Climate Change & Environmental Justice
- SPG8017 Introduction to Bioenergy and Photovoltaics
- SPG8012 Renewable Energy: Energy Management
- SPG8024 Quantifying Energy Decision Making
- ARC8113 Urban Performance Simulation
- CEG8707 Geographic Information Systems (for SAPL)
- SPG8001 Renewable Energy: Resources
- SPG8003 Renewable Energy: Electrical Generation Systems
- SPG8009 Renewable Energy: Policy, Politics & Ethics
- SPG8013 Environmental Impact Assessment
- SPG8025 Energy from Earth
- SPG8028 Renewable Energy: Renewable Heating and Cooling
Including at least 10 credits from our research methods modules:
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per course.
Full time: £4,350*
Full time: £4,350*
*For 2019-2020 entry, we will be aligning our standard UK/EU research fees with those set by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The fees given above are indicative only. The standard fee will be confirmed in Spring 2019 by UKRI. (Updated November 2018).
Full time: £16,500
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. You also need to submit a portfolio.
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
Our Business and Humanities Graduate Diplomas will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. Depending on your level of English, you can choose from:
How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step-by-step guide can help you on your way.
You need to submit a 500 word research proposal with your application. Read our guidelines for producing a research proposal (PDF: 41.5KB) from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science Graduate School. These MPhil/PhD guidelines are also relevant for MRes applications. You will just be required to submit a shorter research proposal.
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.