Research course

Environment, Energy and Resilience

University of Exeter · Geography

Entry requirements

Normally a good undergraduate Honours degree (UK Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent) and in some cases, a Masters degree. Please contact the School for further details.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Students on this programme undertake research that explores the interface between security, energy and the environment through engaging the latest critical thinking on risk management, critical infrastructure, public regulation, policy studies and the environmental sciences. The research they undertake can be in the following areas: understanding the impacts of living with environmental change, the uncertainties of environmental change for energy and food security, and the diverse responses needed to foster behaviours, practices and policies that promote sustainability and resilience.

The Universities of Exeter, Bristol and Bath have created the South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) which draws together the established research excellence of academic and research staff at the three institutions. As part of the MPhil/PhD Environment, Energy and Resilience programme students have supervisors from more than one discipline and more than one institution.

Department specialisms

Research Groups; Environment and Sustainability Geographies of Creativity and Knowledge Nature, Materialities and Biopolitics (NAMBIO) Spatial Responsibilities Environmental Change Landscape and Ecosystem Dynamics

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website for details
International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-36 months
part time
48-60 months


part time
72-84 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research team
+44 (0) 1392 723310