This is an opportunity for you to study for a 4 year funded 'Integrated PhD and MSc' in Low Carbon Technologies within the Energy Sector at the University of Leeds.
You will develop high-level expertise in a particular topic but with the excitement of working in a multidisciplinary environment stretching across science, technology, economics, business and policy.
The first 18 months is an intensive period of learning, which includes a research project, taught modules, interdisciplinary team projects and an industrial placement.
The application process for 2013 entry has now closed, but may be re-opened later in the spring/summer.
Duration: 4 years
Start date: September 2013
Course structure: Download
Potential PhD projects: Download
Potential PhD project areas: Download
A Master’s degree and/or at least an upper second class (2.1) honours degree in engineering or a physical science or related discipline degree. (e.g. Engineering; Chemistry; Maths; Physics; Computing; Transport; Environmental Science/Management; Geology; Geophysics).
Applicants with a 2.2 first degree will not usually be considered, even if they also have a Master's level degree. Applicants must have been resident in the United Kingdom for at least 3 years in order to be eligible for full funding.
UK EU students will be eligible for a full award, covering the cost of academic fees (UK/EU rate) and a maintenance grant of £17,000 per annum. UK/EU students must have been resident within the UK/EU for 3 years prior to commencement of the award.
Please be aware that international students are eligible for a scholarship, but the scholarship is set at UK-level fees. Therefore, an international student would receive approximately £3,800 per year to cover fees, plus £17,000 per year maintenance. International fees are set at £15,600 per year so a student would need to find an additional source of funding e.g. from industry or home government to make up the balance of the studentship (around £11,800 per year).
The application process for 2013 has now closed.
To apply for future places please complete a formal application for Integrated PhD study (click on ‘Apply online’)
Instructions for filling out the form:
-Select ‘Research Postgraduate’ for type of form
-The course is ‘Integrated PhD with MSc in Low Carbon Technologies FT’
-Start date is 1st October 2013
-To enter a research interest, please refer to the Research pages.
-You may if you wish include a research proposal if you have a specific project you wish to follow, however this is not required at this stage. Successful applicants will be sent a list of potential PhD topics later. Please refer to the DTC themes. We suggest that you instead include a short ‘personal statement’ outlining your research interests.