PhD opportunities

Energy 2050 offers a range of fully-funded PhDs and self-funded PhDs across a wide range of energy-related topics.

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Energy 2050 is committed to developing world-leading activity in energy research and we host a vibrant international community of more than 250 students undertaking energy PhDs.

We host both fully-funded and self-funded PhD opportunities on a wide range of topics; below is a list of current projects. For more information on the other PhD opportunities on the energy-related topics, click the topics that interest you in the list below of PhD opportunities by category.

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Fully-funded PhD studentships

Typical self-funded PhD studentships

PhD opportunities by category

For a full list of our PhD projects and associated information, use the categories below to navigate through our range of options. It is important to stress that the exact topic of the research will be tailored to the strengths of the candidate and the relevance to ongoing research within the Energy Engineering group.

Energy generation

Energy infrastructure and integration

Energy policy and analysis

Energy use

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International Merit Scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students including 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee. Applications are now open for existing offer holders.