Research course

Energy and Sustainable Development

De Montfort University · Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold the equivalent of an upper second-class degree or better to pursue a MPhil or MPhil/PhD. Applicants already holding a higher degree, or who have some relevant subject-specific experience, e.g. by graduating from our MSc course, may pursue the PhD route.

Months of entry


Course content

The Institute enjoys an international reputation relating to the specialisms listed. These activities provide a stimulating environment for postgraduate research. The research degree programme is aimed at both recent graduates wanting to specialise in energy and sustainability, and professionals wishing to extend their knowledge and expertise. Potential students are encouraged to develop their own areas of research interest, which are refined through discussions with their supervision team.

Department specialisms

Regional/Urban Energy Management; Low Energy and Environmentally Sensitive Buildings; Renewable Energy; Sustainable Cities; Building Systems; Social Science Aspects of Sustainable Development. See our website for more details.

Information for international students

Examination for all degrees is by a thesis in English plus a viva.

Fees and funding

Bursary, employer, sponsorship, self.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-24 months
part time
24-48 months


full time
36-48 months
part time
48-72 months

Course contact details

Clare Perry
+44 (0)116 257 7979
+44 (0)116 257 7977