The course is for those intending to play a high profile role in the next generation of urban energy infrastructure in:
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.
Module information is intended to provide an example of what you will study.
Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.
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Some course have optional modules. Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.
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How you'll learn
Depending on your modules, you'll be assessed through a combination of:
- Design or creative project
- Professional skills assessments
- Problem-solving exercises
- Research proposal
- Research paper
- Written examination
- Written exercise
You'll 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
Our mission is to help you:
- stay healthy, positive and feeling well
- overcome any challenges you may face during your degree – academic or personal
- get the most out of your postgraduate research experience
- carry out admin and activities essential to progressing through your degree
- understand postgraduate research processes, standards and rules
We can offer you tailored wellbeing support, courses and activities.
You can also access a broad range of workshops covering:
- research and professional skills
- careers support
- health and safety
- public engagement
- academic development
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
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:
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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)
For 2022-23 entry, we will be aligning our standard Home research fees with those set by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The standard fee will be confirmed in Spring 2022 by UKRI.
If your studies last longer than one year, your tuition fee may increase in line with inflation.
Depending on your residency history, if you’re a student from the EU, other EEA or a Swiss national, with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you’ll normally pay the ‘Home’ tuition fee rate and may be eligible for Student Finance England support.
EU students without settled or pre-settled status will normally be charged fees at the ‘International’ rate and will not be eligible for Student Finance England support.
If you are unsure of your fee status, check out the latest guidance here.
We support our EU and international students by providing a generous range of Vice-Chancellor's automatic and merit-based scholarships. See our searchable postgraduate funding page for more information.
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Tuition fees include the costs of:
- tuition (or supervision)
- library access
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