About the Project A new energy system architecture is emerging. Centralised fossil-fuel electricity generation and transmission is making way for a renewable energy powered distributed system. Technology and business model innovation potentially enable the energy system to be redeveloped from the bottom-up. Community energy organizations are uniquely placed to establish how, where and when this new energy system architecture proves feasible. This Masters by Research will involve close engagement with community energy organizations to assess technological and business model feasibility.
Why Choose this Opportunity You will gain invaluable experience at the cutting edge of low-carbon technology and business model innovation. By working with a non-profit industry partner with direct communication and decision-making structures, you will get a unique insight into the opportunities and difficulties of creating a fit-for purpose energy system in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
About You Skills in electrical and electronic engineering will be invaluable for this project. An interest in social, environmental an economic aspects would be very helpful
About the Programme The Cabot Institute Masters by Research is a unique opportunity to work with a leading supervisor to deliver a one-year research project that you are passionate about. The programme will bring together exceptional students from all backgrounds with a common mission – protecting the planet and securing our future. As well as learning from your supervisor, you will learn from your fellow students; coming together to share your ideas and developing your problem-solving skills as part of an interdisciplinary team over the year. As well as being hosted within the Cabot Institute you will have a direct relationship within the relevant School for your research area, allowing you to fully take advantage of a wide-ranging research community.
Alongside your research project, you will benefit from a unique personal development and transferable skills training schedule. These unaccredited, optional events will give you the opportunity to come together with your peers to improve your research skills and develop an innovative approach to the global challenges we face today. You will also be encouraged to propose your own interests for a seminar series, giving you a unique platform to mould your studies and get involved directly with the programme. The training schedule will focus on:
• Interdisciplinarity & Collaboration • Innovation & Enterprise • Making your research a success • Research communications • Ignite your interests (your chance to propose ideas for a seminar series)
You will also gain access to the Cabot Institute’s network of experts across academia, government, business and industry via networking events. These opportunities will not only support your research, but give you the edge in your future career, whatever that may be.
Programme fees per year: UK/EU Full time £6950, Part time £3560 Overseas Full time £21700, Part time £11100