Urban Energy Technology and Policy (MRes)

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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About Urban Energy Technology and Policy at Newcastle University

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:

  • planning
  • designing
  • managing
  • policy making 

The course will suit graduates from backgrounds in:

  • engineering
  • planning
  • architecture
  • science 
  • 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:

  • planning
  • design
  • management
  • 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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  • The awardMResHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/urban-energy-technology-policy-mres/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

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

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-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 a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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