This programme will encourage and embed excellence in fossil energy technologies, carbon capture and efficient combustion. It includes modules on power generation and technologies, industrial case studies, economics of energy and innovation and allows students to assimilate the contextual issues surrounding fossil-based energy alongside technical aspects. Coupled with the major research project, this core will thus promote enquiry-based learning which will be supplemented by a range of optional technical and contextual/managerial modules.
This course provides expert teaching from three leading universities in the UK a unique partnership to allow students to benefit from a wide range of expertise.
Why study this course
The Midlands Energy Graduate School is unique to the UK and is a partnership between the universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Loughborough to bring excellence and world-leading research into context within this MSc. Students will take modules at each of the universities, studying alongside other MEGS students registered at all three universities, thus benefiting from the best of three UK universities.
This multi-disciplinary programme aims to provide predominantly engineering and science graduates with a solid grounding in efficient fossil energy technologies. The programme will prepare future leaders and industrial engineers with knowledge and skills to tackle the major national and international challenges over the next 15 years: implementing new power plant to generate electricity more efficiently using fossil energy with near zero emissions; demonstration and deployment of CO2 capture; reducing CO2 emissions from coal utilisation, including iron making and similar manufacturing processes.
The Masters/MSc in Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies allows students to tailor their studies to meet the needs of their chosen career path by offering a wide range of modules which can be selected, from all three universities, together with a wide choice of individual research projects (subject to timetabling). We have state-of-the-art video conferencing facilities which enable students to take part in lectures delivered off-campus, or students can choose to travel to Nottingham and Loughborough in person.
This MSc comprises 60 credits of compulsory taught modules, 60 credits of optional modules and a 60-credit research project. The programme covers the core themes of power generation, carbon capture, innovation and the wider, societal aspect of energy generation and use. Students will choose some optional modules from a range of technical choices and some from a range of contextual/managerial choices, which provides a well-rounded range of study.
Core modules are:
Power Generation and Carbon Capture (University of Nottingham)
Energy, Technology and Society (University of Nottingham)
Innovation and Technology Transfer (University of Nottingham)
Research and Professional Skills (University of Nottingham)
The Energy System (University of Birmingham)
Industrial Case Studies (University of Loughborough)
Technical options* include:
Combined Heat and Power
Thermal Power Systems
Petroleum Production Engineering
Materials and Metallurgy
Contextual and Managerial options* include:
Business Methods and Strategy
*At least one module from each optional list must be taken, and any relevant Masters-level module may be substituted, subject to timetabling and approval from the academic supervisor.
The taught element takes place between September and May and consists of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. The individual project takes place in industry or at the University of Birmingham, between May and August.
The research project will take place in Birmingham, based either at the university or in industry. Research topics available at Birmingham will include: modelling systems, plant design, supercritical reactions, catalysts, or carbon capture technologies.
Other research topics may be available at the universities of Loughborough and Nottingham: please enquire for more information. The research project must be taken at the university at which the student is registered.
Fees and funding
Part-time programmes: most part-time study is taken over two years and fees are one half of the published full-time programme fees. Part-time study is not available for Overseas students.
Further funding information
Non-standard fees apply : fees are standardised between Birmingham Loughborough and Nottingham Universities
Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
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Applicants will hold, or be expecting to hold, a first class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering subject. This may be Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. Relevant, significant, industrial experience may be considered.
Please contact us to enquire and discuss your situation.
Applicants will hold, or be expecting to hold, a first class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering subject.
This may be Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. Relevant, significant, industrial experience may be considered. Please contact us to enquire and discuss your situation.
How to apply
You must be sure of the university within the MEGS consortium at which you plan to study; this is dependent on the type of research project you will be most interested in and you will need to apply to the university where you wish to undertake your research project. Before you apply, please contact Dr Cheng-gong Sun, University of Nottingham, to discuss your interests. Dr Sun will advise which university will be most appropriate for you.
The first step of the application process is to contact the admissions team via the enquiry form.