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.
This Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy programme from University of Leeds is an exciting opportunity to undertake a 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.
The research conducted within the bioenergy themes will address short, medium and long term challenges associated with realising the national and international targets.
Each individual research and innovation project will benefit from a supervisory team and sponsorship from industry or other key stakeholders. Currently, we have more than 20 industry/stakeholder partners and 40 potential supervisors who will assist in project development and execution.
- Year 1 and2: 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).
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- your degree certificate and academic transcripts (or a partial/interim transcript, if you are still studying). Please also include a grading scale if this is not clear from your transcripts
- evidence of your English language proficiency, if you have it
- scanned copies of any UK visas/permits/CASs you currently hold or have previously held, if you are applying as an international student.
Living costs for Leeds
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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