The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fuel Cells and their Fuels aims to create a new generation of scientists and engineers who will lead the transition towards a sustainable energy future. It attracts students from a diverse range of disciplines, from chemistry and engineering to social science.
The Centre offers a four-year programme, combining 120 credits of taught modules with a full research PhD:
In the first 18 months, students study:
- 70 credits of compulsory taught modules (at the University of Birmingham)
- 50 credits of optional modules from partner universities
- a public engagement activity in the first year
- an interdisciplinary project in the second year
- an industrial placement in the third year
With a mission to produce future energy leaders, the course has been created with the needs of both industry and students in mind and provides:
- technical training
- insight into working in industry and research at both international and national levels
- expertise and research facilities from the universities of Nottingham, Birmingham, Loughborough, University College London and Imperial College London
- knowledge of societal challenges and the politics of climate change and industrial innovation
Studentships include a tax-free stipend of £14,600 per annum (based on residence criteria) and paid Home/EU tuition fees.
For more information on EPSRC funding and eligibility please visit their website.
First-class or a high upper-second-class degree, or masters in a relevant discipline.