UCL (University College London): Institute for Sustainable Resources


University College London
UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR) delivers world-leading research, teaching and enterprise in the sustainable use of global resources.

Worldwide reputation
UCL is ranked 7th in the QS World University Rankings, placing it in the top 1% of higher education institutions globally, 3rd in the UK and Europe, and best in London.

Our faculty, The Bartlett, has been ranked the number 1 in the world for Architecture / Built Environment Subjects in the renowned QS World Rankings.

The Bartlett has the most world-leading research in its field in the UK, according to the Government’s Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). In the latest exercise 46% of The Bartlett’s research was rated 4* world-leading, with a further 35% recognised as 3* internationally excellent. 

Study with us
Our mission is to generate knowledge in the globally sustainable use of natural resources and train the future leaders in the field.

UCL ISR’s programmes are grounded in the cutting-edge research of our world-renowned academics. Our programmes offer a range of courses for students looking to develop their expertise the area of sustainable use of natural resources. They include:

Student views
"As an international student studying at UCL, I have had the chance to experience a different style of education… students are engaged in strategic learning processes where they are allowed more space to explore the learning materials at hand themselves, trying different approaches to specific problems that suit them best."
Dean Gehusi
MSc Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment

Discover more of what our students think on our website.

Career prospects
Our MSc and PhD programmes equip graduates with the tools needed for a career as sustainability leaders in a range of sectors; from big business to NGOs, national and local government to entrepreneurial start-ups.

UCL ISR’s programmes include a careers event with speakers from a variety of organisations where you can discuss opportunities with potential employers and other challenges to engage students in tackling real-world issues and prepare them for their future careers.

Our Alumni now hold positions in prominent organisations that shape energy policy and futures including EDF, HSBC, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Ofgem and International Energy Agency.

“Since graduating the with an MSc Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment from UCL I’ve held two positions. The first was as a consultant at PA Consulting, where I modelled energy revenue streams as part of due-diligence processes in energy sector related transactions -in this role I used models which employ similar logic to the ones taught during my studies on the MSc EPEE course.

“The knowledge of the European law framework and Impact Assessment methodologies taught on the MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment is very relevant in my current role with Ofgem, which involves policy making and market design in areas such as Demand Side Response aggregation.”

Shimon Hassid
MSc Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment

Find out more about career prospects on our website.

The Bartlett, UCL’s global faculty of the built environment
UCL Institute for Sustainable belongs to The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources - home to UCL’s knowledge centres in energy, environmental design and engineering, resources, and heritage.

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources bring together expertise on sustainability in the built environment - and beyond. As a student at you will benefit from the collaborative, multidisciplinary research and teaching of the School’s four Institutes - UCL Energy Institute, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage and UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources.

Studying at The Bartlett means studying the built environment in one of the most exciting and inspiring cities. London is home to many of Europe’s leading built environment employers, and a laboratory for new ideas in design, planning, finance, development and sustainability.

Contact us
If you have any questions about our postgraduate programmes and how to apply, do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

Email: bseer-studentqueries@ucl.ac.uk
Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
Website: ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/sustainable

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