Energy and the Environment MSc
The use of energy derived from fossil fuels is releasing large quantities of carbon into the earth’s atmosphere. This carbon is causing present-day changes to climate and, more importantly, is committing society to very significant changes in the future.
In recognition of the threats presented by climate change, the UK has committed to an 80 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Meeting this target will represent one of the grand challenges of the next 40 years and a large number of scientists and engineers will be needed to achieve this.
The changes required will cover our entire socio-economic system and will include widespread installation of renewable energy technologies, ubiquitous use of energy saving devices, new forms of transport and heating, low carbon buildings, resource light manufacturing, and changes in agricultural practices. A large number of scientists and engineers with system wide expertise will also be needed.
The MSc in Energy and Environment is designed for those wishing to develop careers in this challenging and exciting area. The taught component of the programme is interdisciplinary and encompasses environment, engineering and policy.
The research project, working on an energy sector application, may be developed in conjunction with an industrial partner. These industry projects will not only give valuable industry relevant training but will also provide work experience.
Core modules:Dissertation ProjectEnvironmental ManagementLow Carbon Energy UseSustainable Systems
Three optional modules from the following (subject to change)Air Quality and ClimateCatchment Protection Field CourseClimate Change and SocietyData Assimilation and IntegrationEnergy ConversionEnvironmental AuditingEnvironmental RadioactivityFood Security, Agriculture and Climate ChangeGeoinformaticsInternational Environmental LawNumerical skillsPerspectives on Environment and DevelopmentRenewable EnergyThe Nuclear Engineering Environment
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For Entry: 2015
Director of Studies: Dr Andy Jarvis.
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.
Entry requirements: Upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. We can also consider applicants with a lower second class (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
Assessment: Coursework, presentations, examinations and dissertation.
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
Duration: Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)
Department: Lancaster Environment Centre
Phone: +44 (0)1524 510257
For information on the course structure as followed by our current students, please see Lancaster University's Online Courses Handbook