Masters | Postgraduate Course - Energy and Environment MSc Course Details within University of Leeds

Faculty of Engineering
Course Fees
UK/EU: £10,250 (total), International: £22,000 (total)
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Energy and Environment MSc

Study Details

MSc: 12 months full-time

Whether you’re from an engineering, scientific or technical background, this programme will equip you with expertise in new and traditional energy technologies, renewable energy sources, solid waste recycling, air pollution, climate change and energy management systems.

You’ll gain an understanding of the environmental impacts of energy technology choices and the technical expertise to further develop them, preparing you to handle the complex challenges created by the growing energy demands, climate change and urban growth of the 21st century.

Core modules will build your knowledge of topics like atmospheric pollution controls, as well as a range of renewable technologies. You’ll also choose from optional modules that suit your interests and career plans such as combustion theory, energy management or fuel processing.

Module details

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Research Project (MSc) 60 credits
  • Pollution Sampling and Analysis 15 credits
  • Atmospheric Pollution: Impacts and Controls 30 credits
  • Advanced Renewable Technologies 15 credits

Optional modules

  • Combustion Theory and Design 15 credits
  • Energy Management and Conservation 15 credits
  • Renewable Technologies 30 credits
  • Fuel Processing 15 credits
  • Advanced Engines and Turbines 15 credits
  • Energy Systems, Policy and Economics for Engineers 15 credits

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in an engineering, physical science or mathematics discipline.

Programme Funding

The Faculty of Engineering and the School of Chemical and Process Engineering offer a range of scholarships for UK, EU and International students. For some programmes, there may also be external sources of funding available to some students. Find out more about our Scholarships -

Student Destinations

The need for all businesses and industrial companies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions will be a major driver of future development. Graduates with the skills offered by this course will be in high demand.

Typically, graduates are likely to go on to work in senior posts with high levels of responsibility in energy and environmental consultancies, energy specialists, architectural firms, environmental departments of local authorities, government agencies, major funding bodies, large industrial companies and emerging businesses in the renewable sector.

You’ll also be well prepared for PhD level study and a career in academic research.