M.Sc. On Campus

Energy and Sustainability Energy, Environment and Buildings

12 months
26000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Learn about the relationship between energy and the environment on our energy and sustainability course. The Energy and Sustainability Energy, Environment and Buildings MSc course offered by the University of Southampton gives you a chance to explore the current and projected impacts of climate change, and what this means for the energy industry.


Course Details

We've developed this master’s in renewable energy with specialists to make sure you develop the skills to assess the energy performance and climatic design of buildings and urban forms.  

At the Energy and Sustainability Energy, Environment and Buildings MSc course offered by the University of Southampton you will be taught vital skills for the energy and sustainability industry. You’ll learn how to: 

  • tackle climate change 
  • ensure energy supply 
  • manage energy efficiency in buildings 

During the course we’ll challenge you to develop concepts to solve complex development problems. You’ll work in groups to develop the teamwork skills that will prepare you for a career in industry. The course structure is responsive to changes in technology and the needs of the community, so your learning will mirror current issues and trends.  

In the taught part of this sustainable energy master’s, you’ll learn from researchers whose work on thermal comfort informs future design standards for schools, offices and homes. You’ll put your knowledge into practice by attending field trips, providing you with the real world context to what you learn in the classroom.   

We’ll teach you about renewable energy technologies and geographical information systems, 2 skills that can enhance a career in civil engineering and add value to employers. Many of our graduates have gone on to work for large energy focused companies, consultancies and in the public sector. 

Career Opportunities

The degree will open the door to employment opportunities in large energy focused companies, consultancies and the public sector. Develop sustainable approaches to meeting our current and future energy challenges with the MSc Energy and Sustainability degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy Resources and Engineering
  • Energy Technologies, Environment and Sustainability
  • Climate Change, Energy and Settlements
  • Data Analysis & Experimental Methods for Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Climate Design of Buildings and Cities
  • Energy Performance Assessment of Buildings
  • Geographical Information Systems for Environmental Consultants
  • Waste Resource Management
  • Bioenergy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 BEng or BSc degree in one of the following subjects: 

  • engineering 
  • physics 
  • maths 
  • chemistry 
Or you can demonstrate the study of maths in your degree, in a subject like: 
  • geography 
  • biological sciences  
  • environmental sciences 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £26,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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