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Offshore Renewable Energy (Industrial Doctorate Centre)

The University of Edinburgh

48 months
28000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Offshore Renewable Energy (Industrial Doctorate Centre) programme offered by The University of Edinburgh is a four-year engineering doctorate programme is a doctoral-level research and training programme, equivalent in academic standing to a conventional PhD, but achieved through research that is much more industrially focused.


The Offshore Renewable Energy (Industrial Doctorate Centre) programme offered by The University of Edinburgh addresses future challenges to develop leading technologies and train the world-class scientists and engineers essential for the UK to sustain its global lead in the ORE sector. 

It takes an integrated approach to the whole ORE system from the wind and oceans to the end user, with experts from many disciplines contributing to a taught programme delivered in a research environment using state-of-the-art facilities.

Strong engagement with industry allows us to train the next generation of researchers and innovators to develop and deliver the necessary new technologies, know-how and capacity. IDCORE delivers:

  • a strong, focus on engineering, science and inter-disciplinary training to address the need to supply sustainable, affordable, and resilient energy contributing to industrial and economic growth while reducing carbon emissions
  • impact from excellent research in integrated vertical and cross-cutting inter-disciplinary themes from ocean to the end-user including: resource analysis; offshore energy generation and delivery technologies; data science and technology; materials science; marine science and environment; deployment and O&M strategies; autonomous technologies; bioenergy; energy storage; complementary energy vectors; energy policy; socio-economic impact; and blue-energy literacy


IDCORE students will use world leading facilities across the consortium, including:

  • Edinburgh:

    • FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility
    • the new FASTBLADE dynamic test facility
    • Edinburgh Computing & Data Facility
    • ARCHER
  • Exeter:

    • FaBTest
    • South West Mooring Test Facility
    • Dynamic Marine Component Test Facility
  • Strathclyde:

    • Kelvin Hydrodynamics Laboratory
    • Power Networks Demonstration Centre



Programme Structure

  • You will spend the first two terms attending an intensive programme of twelve taught courses delivered by internationally renowned academic staff from the partner universities.

  • These first two semesters will provide you with the skills required to get started on your research and to succeed in an industry environment.
  • Practical courses teach important laboratory and fieldwork skills, while an integrated group design project will help you develop teamworking skills and apply your knowledge.
  • A guiding principle for the first year is that 'this should not feel like more of the same' – IDCORE is not simply MSc-type training preceding a research phase.
  • This is achieved by focussing on assessment strategies appropriate to both the level of study and a cohort-based approach (for example timed, open-book, assignments are used in place of written, closed book exams).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 We will recruit students to the programme on a monthly basis until all 10 places are filled.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
First Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK first class honours degree, or its international equivalent.
  • We will also consider your application if you have a UK 2:1 honours degree and a MSc degree with distinction, or their international equivalents, and substantial relevant work experience.
  • We expect you to have a good understanding of one or more branches of science or engineering and some relevant research experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP per year during 48 months.

Home fees have still to be agreed

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Offshore Renewable Energy (Industrial Doctorate Centre)
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