The first year consists of a Master of Research (MRes). MRes courses are one-year programmes worth 180 credits:
- 60 credits of taught modules (30 credits must be research skills - see below)
- a substantial research project (worth 120 credits).
The taught component of the MRes should contain 30 credits of Research Transferable Skills modules. We recommend the the following:
CEGEG074: Advanced Research Practice (15 redits). firstname.lastname@example.org
CEGEG104: Interdisciplinary Thinking in Urban Sustainability and Resilience (15 credits) Term 2 on a Monday afternoon email@example.com
The research project is the first stage of the overall doctoral project, but it should be carried out in such a way that it can be assessed separately for the purpose of awarding an MRes. The research project assessment should form an integrated whole and present a coherent argument.
- Submitting a 15,000-20,000-word report to be marked by the supervisor and a second marker.
- Produce a poster to be presented at the Master’s event in September
Years 2 - 4
Year 2: Progression
Progression from the second to the third year will be subject to passing a transfer viva at the end of the second year. The process consists of:
- Submitting a 10,000 word report
- Successfully defending the report during an oral examination
- Making a presentation to the Department showing the progress achieved so far and the plan to completion over the following two years.
The first attempt at progression should happen between 2 and 2.5 years (i.e. the first six months of the third year); Second attempt (when applicable) between 2.5 and 3 years (i.e. second half of the third year). The whole process should be completely over by the end of the 3rd year. The time frame is that of normal PhD shifted by one year (the initial MRes).
Email Jane Doogan(firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain the current guidelines.
Students need to take the following modules between years 1-3 and must complete 120 credits in taught modules by the end of the third year
The following taught module elements are compulsory:
- A Sustainability Module from across UCL
- Resilience Engineering (CEGEG073)
- A Project Management module such as ‘Project Management’ (15 credit module - MSING001) or ‘Collaborative Environmental Systems Project’ (30 credit module - CEGEG015)