Ph.D. On Campus

Engineering Energy and Environment

Cardiff University

36 months
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Engineering Energy and Environment is a research theme from  Cardiff University within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Engineering research programmes (MPhil, PhD).


One of the School’s three research themes is that of Engineering Energy and Environment, which aims to advance energy technology and play a key role in addressing the increasing demand for sustainable and low carbon technologies, while reducing environmental impact and ensuring a sustainable environment.


It is clear that the transformation and use of energy will become increasingly constrained by the need to reduce CO2 emissions. 

The UK Government has identified the worldwide market for low carbon goods and services to be US $3 trillion and that there will be thousands of new jobs created in the UK within this sector in the future.

Engineers at Cardiff University  School of Engineering are responding to this radical transformation of the economy.

Programme Structure

Research areas
  • Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources
  • Smart Grids
  • Energy Assessment and Modelling
  • Energy Inrastructure
  • Low Carbon Heat and Power Generation
  • Energy, Risk and Environmental Management
  • Alternative Transport Fuels and Technologies
  • Complex Fluid and Thermal Systems
  • Thermoelectrical Materials and Heat Recovery
  • Insulation Sysytems
  • Power Systems Transients
  • Overvoltage Protection and Electrical Compact Earthing Systems
  • Earthing and Probablistic Risk Assessment of Electrical Systems
  • Power Magnetics
  • Numerical and laboratory modelling of hydrodynamic processes in aquatic basins
  • Water quality and contaminant processes in estuarine, coastal and riverine basins

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications to self-funded PhD projects will be considered on an ongoing basis.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Exam results (copies of original certificates or transcripts and English translations, if necessary, to prove you have the qualifications listed on your application form)
  • References: some programmes require one or two references (usually at least one from a recent lecturer or professor) – you can ask your referee to download and fill out our Referee report form or obtain a signed and dated reference on headed paper
  • Personal statement (some programmes require a specific personal statement, so check the entry requirements for your programme)
  • Research proposal (for research students who are not applying for listed projects)
  • English Language certificates (for applicants whose first language is not English) 

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees status is determined during the processing of applications, so we are unable to confirm this in advance or advise on fees status decisions.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 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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