Doctoral projects currently on offer:
Our intakes start in October and February each year. We take applications throughout the year. Most students start in October.
This Centre does not yet have
graduates, as our first students will complete their programme in September 2023.
However, graduates from our predecessor CDTs have proved to be very employable
and are now in a multitude of roles ranging from positions within national and
international governments, the energy industry or other industry in various roles
such as research, data analysis, data modelling & management, have launched
their own consultancy, or are pursuing academic research.
We will build on your existing skillset and the training of this programme will ensure that you will be widely employable. Training with all other CDT students, industry sponsors and academics across three institutions will aid in creating a professional network for you that will be invaluable for your future career.
To apply you will need a first or upper second-class
honours degree or a good Masters in a relevant STEM or engineering subject.
You may also apply if you hold a similar qualification in a social sciences discipline with an established interest in relevant technological areas.
Some of our posts are open to international students, but the number is limited. UK legislation allows publicly funded educational institutions to charge 'international' fees to students unless they fulfil certain residence and immigration status requirements. All our students will have their home fees paid by the Centre. There are a small number of bursaries available to cover the difference between home and international fees.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) can provide information on tuition fees to help you assess your fee status. The EPSRC also provides guidance on studentship eligibility here.
The CDT in
Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems is committed to fair and transparent
We ask candidates to apply through the application system of the University that is offering the PhD project:
We will work with candidates with disabilities to
provide a suitable alternative format where required.
Applications will be stored for a maximum of 12 months and deleted at the start of the next academic year.
supervisor will review applications based on academic ability, research
experience and motivation to study with the CDT and their specific research
Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview and can expect to meet the host industrial companies to discuss projects in more detail. You will receive an email invitation to interview.
Candidates can specify adjustments required at the interview arising from a disability. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests such as timing of interviews, a rest between questions, writing questions in the chat function, and other adjustments.
Feedback will be provided to all interviewed candidates via the interviewer. A request to join the CDT will be made by email to the top performing
candidate within one week of the interview.
Unsuccessful candidates will be emailed within one month of the interview.
For informal enquiries, and to be added to our mailing list for recruitment announcements, please contact Dr Robin Irons (email@example.com), the director of the CDT.
Please contact PhD supervisors directly for more information on their PhD project.