MSc Energy & Sustainability

This MSc is designed to receive graduates from a range of backgrounds (engineering, business, architecture, environmental and social sciences) and draw them into an understanding of the full breadth of human sustainability with energy as the core theme.

Energy systems have much wider implications than just how far we can drive or whether the lights stay on; energy is a fundamental component of our water and food resources too. This course allows you to reinforce your knowledge and understanding of sustainability within your own field of expertise, before inviting you to leave your comfort zone and engage with aspects which will be new to you.

For example, engineers may want to examine behavioural issues, environmentalists perhaps need to understand business drivers and architects need to assess how residents may interact with their structures. The course is designed in such a way that you can select modules of interest for CPD purposes, or accumulate towards an exit award, e.g. PgCert, PgDip or MSc.

You will be able to select from a broad range of modules including: Corporate social responsibility, risk, urban environment, social regeneration, economic contexts, energy security & conflict, strategy, renewable energy (issues, technologies & resources), building design & improvement, life-cycle analysis, energy systems, food, water, travel transport, environmental impact and CO2 management.

Their has been long-established strengths in the areas of engineering, business, social sciences and architecture, with a substantial collective staff experience in sustainable practices, corporate social responsibility and other related fields.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have an Honours degree in Engineering at level 2.1 or above. Applicants with engineering degree at 2:2 level with relevant years of industry experience may be considered. Those with other qualifications but with considerable years of relevant work experience may be considered.

English Language Requirements

All students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of their English language skills by gaining Academic IELTS with 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each element, Pearson PTE with 61 overall and a minimum of 51 in each element or TOEFL iBT with 88 Overall, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.

Note: The minimum entry requirements as stated above are only a guide, and do not guarantee entry.

All applicants whose first language is not from a recognised English speaking country will be asked to provide evidence of their English language skills as part of their offer to study at RGU.
English qualifications we accept

IELTS Academic
Pearson PTE Academic
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)
Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Trinity College London