MRes Sustainable Energy and Building Technologies


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Program Description

Key information

  • Degree: Sustainable Energy and Building Technologies MRes
  • Types of study: Full-time
  • Duration: One year
  • Start date: September 2020


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Course overview

This is a 1-year full-time research programme entirely based in Ningbo, China. The main aim of the programme is to provide students with a sound and coherent educational experience which develops critical intellectual faculties by application to the methods and practices involved in energy, architecture and environmental issues.

Competitive advantage may also be gained by the graduates through maintaining the high levels of environmental conscientiousness which the programme advocates. The proposed programme is also intended to enhance the appeal of our educational activities to graduates and practitioners from various academic and professional backgrounds.

The specific objectives are as follows:

  • to encourage integration between the separate disciplinary areas.
  • to encourage innovation and design creativity within a sound operational context.
  • to develop the students' transferable skills in research methods at the postgraduate level.
  • to facilitate an in-depth investigation of a relevant topic through independent research.

Course structure

Part I: Compulsory Modules (Total 60 credits)

These credits can be accumulated from courses offered from within the Research Training Programme run by the Graduate School or other units offering generic training within the University, or from within any other generic training courses run within individual Schools. The generic courses will be selected in consultation with the supervisor(s) and should be cognate with the student's research topic. The selection of these modules is at the discretion of the student's School. Guidance on the appropriateness of the content of modules is available from the Graduate School and Supervisors. 

Part II: Dissertation  (Total 120 credits)       

A full year of research in a sub-area of the course in a team environment, followed by submission of a dissertation to assessed by two examiners. The supervision team include usually two supervisors who will advise the research topic and programme. 


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We offer entry-based scholarships to award exceptional degree programme applicants. Based on our data, nearly 30% of our undergraduate students and over 40% of our postgraduate students are awarded scholarships for their entry. Once enrolled, current students are eligible for additional merit and/or performance-based scholarships. 

We also have funding to award students coming to UNNC on a non-degree programme.

Entry requirements

  • Course requirements an honours degree at 2.1 and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject (or international equivalent). 
  • In a relevant discipline Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials, Aeronautical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and other related engineering background subject to having completed suitable modules.

English language requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English or whose entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English. 
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we ... Read More

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by the University of Nottingham in partnership with Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China. Read less