Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy, PhD

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
University of Leeds ,
This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a prestigious 4 year funded integrated PhD and MSc in Bioenergy. The first 18 months is an intensive period of learning, which includes a research project, taught modules, interdisciplinary team projects and an industrial placement.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


With climate change presenting the greatest global challenge of our time, the search is on for alternatives to fossil fuels. Bioenergy from wood, waste, agricultural residues and energy crops is a major global energy renewable source. However, there are challenges concerning technical performance, cost effectiveness, sustainable production, food security and biodiversity.

Our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy, which has developed from our successful DTC in Low Carbon Technologies, aims to address these challenges.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Predefined
  • Educational Form Academic

Programme Structure

Early after arrival and induction you will develop an individual personal development plan. This will help inform your module choices and the selection of skills/professional development activities you'd like to undertake.Year 1 and 2: You will study 180 credits of taught material required for the MSc component of the integrated degree.Compulsory modules include: Advanced Renewable Technologies (15 credits), two Interdisciplinary Team Research Projects (2 x 45 credits), and the Transferable Skills & Professional Development activities (which covers aspects of practical training, responsible innovation, team working, public engagement, outreach, commercial awareness development, and other skill development activities including the industrial placement) (15 + 30 credits).Optional modules (2 x 15 credits) will be selected from a wide and varied list on offer based on your personal development plan.PhD research begins during semester 3 in year 1.

A degree equivalent to a UK upper second class honours (2:1), or higher, in engineering, environmental science, chemistry, physics, mathematics or environmental science.

Applicants with a 2:2 first degree will not be considered, even if they also have a Master's level degree.

Tuition Fee


  • There are 10 funded places available for 2016 entry.
  • A full standard studentship consists of academic fees, together with a maintenance grant paid at standard Research Council rates and a Research Training Support Grant.

    Generally, UK students will be eligible for a full award and other European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying academic fees and Research Training Support Grant only, except in cases where residency in the UK has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the programme of study.

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