Entry requirements

Upper second class honours in relevant science, engineering, or similar subject related to energy and the built environment. Applicants with extensive relevant industry experience and a capability in engineering, science, or related fields equivalent to graduate level will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough has an outstanding research reputation, 75% or its research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Government Research Excellence Framework.

This programme is aimed at students training for a research career in energy and related areas, in either academia or industry. It focuses on energy demand reduction in the built environment, examining technical solutions within the wider social and economic context. The course is closely linked with the London-Loughborough Centre for Doctoral Research in Energy Demand (the ‘LoLo CDT’) and is led by internationally-leading research staff at Loughborough University and the Energy Institute at University College, London.

The programme capitalises on the world-class building energy modelling and monitoring expertise in the Building Energy Research Group and the Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design. Students make use of our extensive laboratory and full-scale testing facilities, enriched by site visits, conferences, workshops and seminars by external experts. The programme begins with an intensive residential week studying Energy Demand in Context. Students attend lectures from energy experts in different fields, while working to produce a pathway satisfying the goal of a national 80% emissions reduction by 2050.

This is an intensive but rewarding course for future leaders in energy demand research; we accept approximately ten high calibre students each year.

Key Facts

  • Research-led teaching from international experts. This unique programme is taught by acknowledged world experts in the field.
  • An outstanding place to study. The School of Civil and Building Engineering is ranked 2nd in the UK for Building in the Times Good University Guide 2015.
  • The MRes is an integral part of the London-Loughborough Centre for Doctoral Research in Energy Demand, which has just been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council for a further eight years.

Programme modules

■Energy Demand in Context

■Building Energy Systems and Models

■Energy Theory, Measurement and Interpretation

■Research Development and Dissemination

■Energy Demand: Society Economics and Policy

■Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

■Energy Demand Studies Research Dissertation

Information for international students

International students require English language score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

For those applying to the London-Loughborough Centre for Doctoral Research in Energy Demand, an enhanced stipend is available subject to meeting EPSRC guidelines: Approximately £17,000 per annum tax free plus UK/EU tuition fees

If only applying to the MRes programme: a limited number of £1,500 bursaries are available

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1509 222 496