Taught course

Urban Energy Technology and Policy (with specialist pathways in Planning, Architecture)

Newcastle University · School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. You also need to submit a portfolio.

Months of entry


Course content

Our course provides a wide, cross-scale and integral understanding of energy in cities. You'll focus on the UK policy environment within the context of international energy challenges. The course builds on the latest professional practice, making it ideal for a career in urban energy infrastructure.

OOur course allows graduates to retrain and become energy specialists. It will suit those with a background in:

  • engineering
  • planning
  • architecture
  • science
  • relevant business management.

Specialist pathways

Our three specialist pathways allow you to tailor the course to your individual needs. You are able to select a pathway that suits your background and career aspirations:

  • planning focuses on planning and law
  • architecture has an emphasis on buildings
  • engineering is from the technical/technological perspective.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Nicola Rutherford, Programme Secretary, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
+44 (0) 191 208 6809