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Energy and Sustainability: Energy, Environment and Buildings (MSc)

Energy and Sustainability: Energy, Environment and Buildings (MSc)

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Full time | Highfield Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Energy Economics / Management / Conservation Sustainability Environmental Studies

Course type


Course Summary

About this course

Learn about the relationship between energy and the environment on our energy and sustainability course. MSc sustainable energy gives you a chance to explore the current and projected impacts of climate change, and what this means for the energy industry. We've developed this master’s in renewable energy with specialists to make sure you develop the skills to assess the energy performance and climatic design of buildings and urban forms.

At the University of Southampton we’ll teach you vital skills for the energy and sustainability industry. You’ll learn how to:

  • tackle climate change
  • ensure energy supply
  • manage energy efficiency in buildings

During the course we’ll challenge you to develop concepts to solve complex development problems. You’ll work in groups to develop the teamwork skills that will prepare you for a career in industry. The course structure is responsive to changes in technology and the needs of the community, so your learning will mirror current issues and trends.

In the taught part of this sustainable energy master’s, you’ll learn from researchers whose work on thermal comfort informs future design standards for schools, offices and homes. You’ll put your knowledge into practice by attending field trips, providing you with the real world context to what you learn in the classroom.

We’ll teach you about renewable energy technologies and geographical information systems, 2 skills that can enhance a career in civil engineering and add value to employers. Many of our graduates have gone on to work for large energy focused companies, consultancies and in the public sector.


Students graduating from our MSc degrees obtain employment as graduate engineers with many leading employers as consultants and contractors and also at regulatory authorities and local authorities.

Our students gain transferable skills, making them attractive to a wide range of graduate recruiters, from financial services through to IT and management consultancy.

Examinations, presentations, coursework and dissertation


This module strives to enable students to address climatic building design and develop the sustainable urban concepts required to achieve the significant carbon reductions required in the future. Only students enrolled on programme codes: 3081 MSc Energy and Sustainability, Pathway 3087 Energy Environment and Buildings or MSc 3957 Energy & Sustainability , 3959 Energy Resources & Climate Change will be permitted to register on this module

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Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours or higher in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences or a related subject.

University information

The University of Southampton is an institution with a strong heritage, with more than 100 years of history and tradition supporting a modern educational model that focuses on student success. Southampton is one of the founding members of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, a network of research-focused and prestigious universities. Today, the 2023 Complete University Guide league table places Southampton among the top 13 institutions...more