We will be offering the stand-alone MRes in Urban Sustainability & Resilience from September 2013.
For the first time in history more than 50% of humanity lives in urban areas. Compounded by climate change, this is the greatest environmental challenge facing the world today. The environmental, regulatory and economic need for increased energy-efficiency, low carbon technology and eco-friendly buildings, has fuelled a drive to produce a new generation of outstanding research engineers.
What will I learn?
Students will become familiar with the radical new technologies and materials available to shape the future of the urban environment, and emerge as a new class of professional engineers, equipped practically and intellectually to lead this adventure.
Availability: Full-time 1 year
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of 2 core modules (30 credits), 2 optional modules (30 credits) and a research project (120 credits).
Flexible study is also available. Please contact Jane Doogan (details below) for more informaition.
Advanced Research Practice
Interdisciplinary Thinking in Urban Sustainability & Resilience
Students can choose from a range of research transferable skills modules.
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000–20,000 words, and deliver a presentation at a dedicated event in September.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, problem classes, workshops and projects. Assessment is through examinations, project reports, coursework and project presentations.
A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university in a subject appropriate to the chosen field, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant subjects include: engineering, architecture, town planning, science or other quantitative degree.
How to apply
For details of how to apply, please visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
The programme is designed for graduates from engineering disciplines or other related degrees (as above) who have a passion for issues surrounding urban sustainability and resilience. You will be interested in research (either academic or industry) and are interested in working across disciplines.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Urban Sustainability and Resilience at graduate level
- why you want to study Urban Sustainability and Resilience at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
- any particular research project you would like to undertake
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience (USAR) is based within the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) - an energetic and exciting environment that draws on staff from across the university. CEGE is a revolutionary department within UCL distinguished by its radical thinking and interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching. The combination of innovative, transformative investigation and practical application is the department’s response to the challenge of making the world a better place.
With the completion of the MRes, we expect students to be highly competent professionals, who will either continue to the MPhil/PhD or EngD level or work for world-class engineering, planning or consultancies such as Arup, Atkins, Buro Happold, Halcrow, Laing O’Rourke and Willis.
Fees and Funding
UK/EU 2013/14: £4,400 (FT)
Overseas 2013/14: £20,250(FT)
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 7831
Research Assessment Rating
55% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)