UCL Energy Institute



The Energy Demand Studies MRes is a 180-credit course, focused on the needs of early career researchers.

There’s a focus on the multidisciplinary nature of research in energy demand – students learn relevant topics from science, social science and economics, and participate with a vibrant mix of researchers and peers.

It involves:

  • research, which is undertaken throughout the course and comprises the bulk of course credits (120), via the Guided Research Project and the Dissertation Research Project
  • technical modules covering the most relevant theory, previous research, context, methods and issues with undertaking research in this field
  • 2 compulsory transferable skills modules that support personal development, particularly in effective research management, methodologies and communication skills.

The programme is an intensive taught course, with most of the modules taking place during Term 1 and one in Term 2. Research activities take place throughout.