Taught course

Energy and Sustainable Development

De Montfort University · School of Computer Science and Informatics
MScMSc with Placement

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject or five years’ work experience in an appropriate field.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Energy and Sustainable Development MSc reflects the range of knowledge and skills required by professionals to address the challenges of energy, climate change and sustainable development. Accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute, this course is suitable for individuals from a variety of disciplines with either a social science or physical science background. It will also be suitable for you if you are a mid-career professional with relevant experience. You will learn from leading academics and specialists from the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD), as well as a range of invited experts and guests. You will develop an understanding of how sustainable development can be achieved and how we can deal with global climate change through sustainable energy, more efficient design and manufacturing, better management of buildings and organisational behaviour change. You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to lead communities, organisations and governments in responding to this challenge.


Core modules

• Sustainable Development

• Sustainable Energy

• Sustainable Buildings

• Resource-Efficient Design

• Energy Analysis Techniques

• Study Skills and Research Methods

• Dissertation

Optional modules

• Integrated Environmental Strategies

• Leading Change for Sustainability

• Low-Impact Manufacturing

• Green Business

Information for international students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-18 months
part time
24+ months
distance learning
36-60 months

MSc with Placement

full time
24-30 months

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