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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

APR

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Cell Biology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

A PhD available to a wide variety of disciplines to help understand and overcome the challenges facing the hydrogen and fuel cell economy. These challenges are scientific, socio-political, economic and psychological so a number of exciting projects are available. The PhD is part of an EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Centre in Fuel Cells and their Fuels 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 and with opportunities and collaboration between all the universities.

Chemical Engineering is dynamic and evolving. It provides many solutions to problems facing industries in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, oil, energy and food and drink sectors. It is vital to many issues affecting our quality of life; such as better and more economical processes to reduce the environmental burden, and more delicious and longer lasting food due to the right combination of chemistry, ingredients and processing.

This EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fuel Cells and their Fuels 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 and nurturing the student partnerships is achieved through the cohort development strategy of the training programme.

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.

Modules

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

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,380

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,380

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should 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).

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more