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Energy, MPhil/PhD

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

This Energy research degree from University College London (UCL) proves the capacity to organise, carry out and write up a substantial piece of research, presented in a thesis that shows academic rigour and originality.

Why choose The Bartlett?

  • a leading centre for research into energy demand and the built environment
  • the opportunity to learn from experienced and respected researchers and to undertake original research
  • a multidisciplinary approach that helps students develop into more complete individual researchers and effectively integrate into research teams

UCL-Energy is UCL's response to the global challenges of mitigating climate change and providing energy security in the 21st century. Our students work alongside experienced researchers, in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment.

The main and final product of this programme is the thesis, and your result rests on the examination of this.

At the end of your studies you’ll be awarded a UCL Energy Institute Research Degree with a sub category – Energy and (the Built Environment, Economics, Engineering, Health, Human Dimensions, Policy, Resources or Transport).

Careers

A PhD indicates a highly qualified researcher, capable of independent analytic thought. It is a highly regarded qualification for those wishing to attain senior management positions in industry, consultancies and public sector organisations, and is essential for those interested in pursuing careers in academia. Our alumni have gone on to careers in academic teaching and research as well as consultancies, industry, government and policy organisations.

Employability

The UCL Energy Institute aims to train highly employable graduates who are equipped with the required analytical capability, research knowledge, management skills, and professional values to become leaders and entrepreneurs in their chosen field. Leadership, communication, teamwork, language and business skills are refined in the high-quality multidisciplinary research environment through our taught programmes, workshops, and internal and external seminars.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. 
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas
  • Energy and the Built Environment
  • Energy and Economics
  • Energy and Engineering
  • Energy and Health
  • Energy and Human Dimensions
  • Energy and Policy
  • Energy and Resources
  • Energy and Transport

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a relevant subject, is essential. 
  • Exceptionally: where applicants have other suitable research or professional experience, they may be admitted without a Master's degree; or where applicants have a lower second-class UK Honours Bachelor's degree (2:2) (or equivalent) they must possess a relevant Master's degree to be admitted. 
  • We expect any successful application to include a sufficiently strong and convincing proposal, and those holding a Master's degree are typically well prepared to provide one. Relevant work experience is highly desirable.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22010 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22010 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part-Time Overseas: £11,170 

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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