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EPSRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems

Wind and Marine Energy Systems PhD Research Studentships

Wind and Marine Energy Systems
PhD Research Studentships

Study for a PhD with the UK’s leading Universities in Wind and Marine Energy Research Centre and become qualified to contribute to this dynamic and fast growing sector.

The UK Wind and Marine Energy Research Centre, a collaboration between Universities of Strathclyde and Edinburgh, are pleased to offer 10 prestigious 4 year EPSRC research studentships for talented engineering or physical science graduates to undertake a PhD in wind and marine energy research.

Successful students will join the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems, which is jointly hosted by these national centres of excellence. Accreditation is provided at the CDT by the IET and IMechE enables students to develop professionally throughout the course and work towards the competencies required for Chartership.

Course Details

Our CDT offers a unique programme, combining training and research which will aid graduates in transitioning into careers in the wind and marine energy sector. With proven and rapidly growing international demand for highly qualified engineers and researchers, this course offers high level training which is attractive to industries. To prepare for this exciting future, graduates will work closely with manufacturers, developers and researchers. This multidisciplinary programme brings together graduates from various science and technology disciplines to create a unique community of researchers. Training covers all aspects of wind and marine energy systems including the wider socio-economic context.

The Centre for Doctoral Training currently has students from the following backgrounds:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Renewable Energy

The PhD programme covers a number of disciplines that include:

  • Postgraduate-level training in all aspects of wind and marine energy systems
  • Professional development enabled through course accreditation by the IET and IMechE
  • Research and industrial engagement

Entry Requirements

Studentships are available to UK and eligible EU citizens with (or about to obtain) a minimum of a 2.1 or a Masters degree in Physical Science or Engineering. These competitive Studentships will commence each year in October and will cover University fees and provide a competitive stipend.

  • Full awards (stipend and fees) are available for suitably qualified candidates who are UK or EU citizens and have been living in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the programme.
  • There is one full studentship (stipend and fees) available for an exceptional EU/UK candidate who has not been living in the UK.
  • Applications will also be considered from applicants who secured funding from other scholarships schemes.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, creativity, resourcefulness and a mature approach to learning.


Non-UK candidates whose mother language is not English must provide a certificate of proficiency in the English language - https://www.strath.ac.uk/elt/courses/

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no individual band less than 5.5)
  • PTE (Academic): 62 overall (minimum component score 51)

Applications for October 2016 entry must be received by 31st July. Interviews will take place prior to this and up until 31st Aug. Applications submitted later than 31st July may be considered for the next in-take.

Please note that applicants should NOT include a research proposal in the online application.

To apply now for October 2016 intake, please click here.

For further details on our PhD Studentships or Centres please visit:

For further enquiries contact:

Drew Smith, CDT Administrator:
Tel: 0141 548 2880
Email: [email protected]

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