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4856f - Urban Energy Technology and Policy MRes

Urban Energy Technology and Policy MRes

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Start in: September 2022

This research master's focuses on UK policy environment whilst being well-situated within international energy challenges.


The course is for those intending to play a high profile role in the next generation of urban energy infrastructure in:

  • planning
  • designing
  • managing
  • policymaking

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

Our aim is to provide a wide, cross-scale and integral understanding of energy in cities and sub-cities scales.

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What you'll learn

Taught modules aim to extend your knowledge and skills beyond undergraduate-level and help to develop your research skills.


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.

How you'll learn


Your development

Research skills

You'll develop knowledge of the tools required to carry out a research project. The research project is set within an industrial context. You'll develop an understanding of the environment in which you'll operate. Additionally, you'll 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

Your future


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:

  • planning
  • design
  • management
  • policymaking

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Nicola Rutherford
Programme Secretary
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6809


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