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Urban Energy Technology and Policy - MRes


Course Description

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

Research

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

Careers

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

Delivery

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

Visit the Urban Energy Technology and Policy - MRes page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related discipline, such as: built environment; engineering; science; mathematics; environmental sciences.

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