Research course


Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Engineering

Entry requirements

Graduates in electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, physics and other related diciplines.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

One of the School’s four research themes is that of Energy, which aims to advance energy technology and play a key role in addressing the increasing demand for sustainable and low carbon technologies.

Details of the other four research themes can be found here.

t is clear that the transformation and use of energy will become increasingly constrained by the need to reduce CO2 emissions. The Committee on Climate Change now advocates an 80% reduction by 2050 and effective de-carbonisation of the power sector by 2030. 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 School of Engineering are responding to this radical transformation of the economy. Research work carried out under the Energy theme is innovative and pioneering, with a mission to advance energy technology in the global quest for a sustainable energy economy. The aim of the Energy theme is to contribute both to the longer term creation of knowledge, but also to analyse and understand what is necessary to encourage the adoption of existing low carbon technologies that have yet to be deployed widely.

To address the different aspects of sustainable energy, the Energy theme is divided into four groups with specialised research interests; the Centre for Integrated Renewable Energy Generation and Supply (CIREGS), the Advanced High Voltage Engineering
Research Centre (AHIVE), the Wolfson Centre for Magnetics and the Centre for Research into Energy, Waste and the Environment (CREWE).

Further information on current research, as well as entry requirements and details of research facilities can be found here:

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months


full time
36 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Admissions, School of Engineering
+44 (0)29 2087 4642