Sustainable Development covers the key concepts of sustainable development and sustainability. This module discusses social, ecological and economic sustainability concepts and encourages you to develop a critical appreciation of the sustainable development debate
Sustainable Energy describes the sources of energy, and how they are exploited with a wide range of technologies, with an emphasis on their environmental impacts and long-term sustainability
Energy in Buildings introduces how energy is used in buildings, ranging from traditional, climatically adapted architecture to modern, low-energy buildings. Legislation related to energy use in buildings is described and put into context, including not just energy in-use, but embodied energy and other aspects of sustainability
Resource-Efficient Design provides a grounded understanding of resource-efficient design in both industrial and non-industrial contexts.
This module will adopt a 'whole systems' perspective to the introduction of students to the design process and will encourage them to analyse each stage of development in terms of its impact on resource use and overall energy consumption
Energy Analysis Techniques covers how to analyse data from buildings and industry to identify energy and greenhouse gas saving opportunities.
The techniques will enable you to carry out an energy audit, energy survey and energy balance, and establish an ongoing energy-monitoring and target-setting regime for a building or industry
Research Methods provides the skills necessary to successfully complete a research project of a high standard, introducing you to a range of research methodologies and practices relevant to the successful completion of the MSc
Integrated Environmental Strategies provides an overview of the need for an integrated environmental strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve quality of life. You will develop an understanding of the links between policies related to climate change and other policy areas
People, Society and Climate Change Leading Change for Sustainability aims to equip students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enable them to play an effective leadership role in promoting sustainability. The module draws upon applied environmental psychology and theories of social and organisational change as its theoretical basis, alongside practitioner-developed understandings of behaviour change and social transformation. The knowledge and skills developed are intended to be applicable in a range of settings, including organisations, government, communities and the personal sphere.
Low-Impact Manufacturing introduces the concept of an industrial system, linking different types of industry, including raw material processing, manufacturing and waste processing, that combine to satisfy consumer demand. It explains the ways in which energy and resource use can be identified at each stage of a product life-cycle and how the associated environmental impacts can be identified and mitigated.
Key international standards relevant to sustainable manufacturing are described, and a technical approach is taken throughout the module
Green Business enables you to understand and reflect upon the role of businesses in a rapidly changing, globalised world. As well as considering the changing environment in which businesses operate, time is spent exploring the steps a business can take to respond to the environmental challenges ahead; for example, through supply chain management, logistics, life-cycle analysis, green accounting and carbon trading
You will complete the MSc by undertaking a research project on a topic of your choice, supervised by an experienced member of research staff.