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PhD with Integrated Study in Fuel Cells and their Fuels

PhD with Integrated Study in Fuel Cells and their Fuels

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

DEC-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Cell Biology Fuel Technology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The PhD with Integrated Study in Fuel Cells and their Fuels is part of an EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Centre which is a partnership between University of Birmingham, University of Nottingham, Loughborough University, UCL and Imperial College London with studentships being awarded by each of the partners.

This programme aims to attract students from a diverse range of disciplines from chemistry and engineering through to social scientists. Fostering the differing intellectual qualities, backgrounds, and cultures; nurturing the student partnerships through the cohort development strategy of the training programme.

This 4 year programme combines 120 credits of taught modules with a full research PhD. With the intention to produce future energy leaders, an insight into the needs of industry was paramount in shaping this training programme. Co-creation meetings with industrial partners identified five core skill requirements needed of future graduates for company employability.

Why study PhD with Integrated Study in Fuel Cells and their Fuels?

  • The fuel cell sector is rapidly expanding, with a continued demand for skilled people in the field of energy cells. By studying this course, researchers have the opportunity to become experts in sustainable energy technology. A rounded approach is developed throughout the course enabling greater skills to inform public opinion, political decision making and bridges the gap between academia and industry.
  • By studying from a breadth of knowledge and expertise in the consortium of universities, students have the opportunity to study an unmatched level of projects related to their own interests and skill sets, as well as interacting with other students across a diverse range of subject disciplines.
  • The mini-projects include a public engagement activity in the 1st year, an interdisciplinary project in year 2, and an industrial placement in the 3rd year, where the order of these projects has been chosen to allow students to make best use of their skills acquired at the relevant point in time.

University Careers Network

Preparation for your career should be one of the first things you think about as you start university. Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Birmingham degree, our Careers Network can help you achieve your goal.

Our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area, offering a specialised team (in each of the five academic colleges) who can give you expert advice. Our team source exclusive work experience opportunities to help you stand out amongst the competition, with mentoring, global internships and placements available to you. Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CVs and job applications will help give you the edge.

Modules

Business Methods, Economics & Strategy - Core
Energy Systems - Core
Materials for FCH - Core
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Safety I & II - Core
Project Management - Core
FCH Technology - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,565

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

24,780

Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, Chemical Engineering or any other subject relevant to the research project, including Social Sciences).