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University of Leeds Energy and Environment MSc
University of Leeds

Energy and Environment MSc

Leeds, United Kingdom

12 Months


Full time

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GBP 28,000 *


* UK: £13,000 – international: £28,000


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The sustainable use of energy is fundamental to the modern world. Our dependence on energy for transport, heating, lighting and business is ever-growing, presenting many challenges in ensuring secure and economic supplies. At the same time, protecting the environment has never been more important than it is today. From the type of transport we use to how we treat waste, every organisation across the globe is being encouraged by governments to make more sustainable choices.

That’s why studying an MSc that advances your knowledge and skill set in real-world issues in energy and the environment will provide you with the expertise that’s in demand across almost every industry globally.

Whether you’re from an engineering, scientific or technical background, our Energy and Environment MSc will equip you with specialist knowledge in critical areas in energy technologies and impacting environmental factors, preparing you to handle the complex challenges created by the growing energy demands and urban growth of the 21st century.

You’ll study in the School of Process and Chemical Engineering which is actively involved in ‘internationally excellent’ research with a global impact. This gives us first-hand insight into the latest trends and issues in energy and the environment — much of which is fed directly into the course.

This means that, once you graduate, you’ll be fully equipped with the forward-thinking, relevant and topical knowledge you’ll need to pursue a wide range of career paths in both the private and public sectors.


This course is accredited by the Energy Institute (EI) under a licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council, which adheres to the requirements of further learning for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Learning and teaching

Our groundbreaking research feeds directly into teaching, and you’ll have regular contact with staff who are at the forefront of their disciplines. You’ll have regular contact with them through lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work and project meetings. Independent study is also an important part of the programme, as you’ll develop problem-solving and research skills as well as your subject knowledge.

Specialist facilities

Our laboratory facilities are equipped with the latest technology for advanced fuel characterisation, environmental monitoring and pollution control.

There are also lab-scale combustion systems and a wide range of experimental facilities researching the production of low-carbon fuels and energy from waste and new materials such as biomass and algae. You’ll even find a full-scale engine testing and transport emissions suite and pilot-scale wave power, wind and solar labs and rigs.

Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies: it’s a central place where you can find all the information and resources for the School, your programme and modules.

You can also benefit from support to develop your academic skills, within the curriculum and through online resources, workshops, one-to-one appointments and drop-in sessions.

Programme team

The Programme Leader, Professor Timothy Cockerill, is a Professor of Efficient Energy Utilisation at the Centre for Integrated Energy Research and a co-director of Energy Leeds. He’s been interested in energy technologies since 1996 when he started work on early offshore wind energy systems. More recently, his research interests have included many key technologies of the future including carbon capture and storage, hydrogen, and electricity storage.

The wider programme team has a broad and extensive experience across a range of chemical and process engineering disciplines.

In this course, you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

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