MRes Programme Summary


The Master of Research in Energy Demand Studies (MRes EDS) one year programme aims to provide you with the scientific skills and knowledge necessary to undertake research in the field of energy demand.

It will provide you with a solid grounding in thermodynamics, energy systems in the built environment, energy modelling and analysis, social science methodologies, energy law and policy, and energy economics.

A research focused degree

The focus of this graduate degree is on undertaking research. From the outset, much like postdoctoral researchers, you will use recently acquired knowledge to work directly on active research problems. You will also have the opportunity to make a head start in your research career through organising conferences and publishing papers. 

Programme structure

The MRes comprises six taught modules over two terms and a research project that runs throughout the year.  The taught modules are all compulsory and cover areas from all aspects of energy demand to advanced research techniques and skills.

Students undertake closely related MRes degrees at either UCL or Loughborough. Teaching is delivered by the home institution with an element of shared teaching. 

Programme information

Prospective students Loughborough: Loughborough University MRes Energy Demand Studies webpages

Current students: Please log in to Moodle (UCL) or LEARN (LU) for further information on course materials and timetables, assessment etc.

What will I be awarded?

Successful students will be awarded an MRes in Energy Demand Studies from the institution they are registered at and then permitted to progress onto the first stage of PhD programme.

Final assessment

Research projects similar to those carried out by academic and commercial researchers and a comparatively large research dissertation.