Taught course


University of Bath · Department of Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

You should have a Bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:2 or above.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in a numerate subject. This includes engineering and science degrees, as well as other disciplines where there is a numerate element to the course such as architecture, economics, psychology or business.
If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements. A combined offer (with English pre-sessional) may be offered to students who do not meet the IELTS criteria but whose other credentials meet the programme requirements.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Lead organisations and society towards a zero-carbon world by developing the skills to deliver decarbonisation initiatives with real impact.

In the face of a climate emergency, we live in a world where zero carbon is the only way forward. In the middle of this are businesses, organisations and industries all tackling the complexities of decarbonisation. More than ever, they need a climate-literate workforce prepared to lead the way and drive organisational change. At Bath, our Decarbonisation1 course is designed to do just that. It gives you the technical knowledge and transformative thinking required to create science-based, evidence-led climate initiatives, together with the leadership skills to turn these into reality.
We believe that you can deliver impact as part of your studies so instead of a doing a dissertation, you'll work on a consultancy project with industry. You could work with businesses, charities, government or the local community on low-carbon projects linked to real challenges.
A flexible and collaborative learning experience
Our course includes flexible, hybrid learning options so that students who can't always be on campus can engage fully and build valuable remote-working skills. It also allows us to reduce the carbon impact of the course.
We take a team-based approach to teaching. Throughout the course you’ll work in diverse groups with students from a range of backgrounds so that each cohort has a unique educational experience.
Your future starts here
We embed professional skills and employability development into the course to help prepare you for your career. Our Faculty’s postgraduate employability team runs professional skills workshops, and one-to-one sessions to help you with your CV and interview preparation.
We expect graduates from our course to design and deliver decarbonisation solutions and zero-carbon projects in a range of organisations, including businesses, charities, NGOs and government.
**Course title is subject to final approval.**

Information for international students

English language requirements

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

You will need to get your English language qualification within 24 months prior to starting your course.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Fees and funding

Learn more via the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1225 385 115