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Urban Energy Technology and Policy MRes

Urban Energy Technology and Policy MRes

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Energy Engineering Technology Urban Studies Energy Economics / Management / Conservation

Course type


Course Summary

This 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 suited to those considering: further studies at PhD level; a career in research and development or 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.

The course is for those intending to play a high profile role for the next generation of urban energy infrastructure in: Planning, designing, managing and policy making. The course will suit graduates from backgrounds in: Engineering; planning; architecture; science and relevant business management. 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.

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 and transferable and personal skills. You'll be prepared for careers in: energy consultancy; engineering firms; architectural firms; energy companies and public sector (eg local authorities). High-profile roles in urban energy infrastructure include: Planning; design; management and policy making.

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The module provides an introduction to Urban Energy as an emergent academic field of inquiry and professional practice. It is intended specifically for students who wish to gain an awareness and understanding of how energy is shaping our urban environments.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. You also need to submit a portfolio.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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