Research course


Newcastle University · Sir Joseph Swan Institute for Energy Research

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and/or a master's, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our Energy programmes allow you to specialise in areas such as bio-energy, novel geo-energy, sustainable power, fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, power electronics, drives and machines, and the sustainable development and use of key resources.
We can supervise MPhil and PhD projects in topics that relate to our main areas of research, which are:
  • Bio-energy
  • Novel geo-energy
  • Sustainable Power
  • Fuel cell and hydrogen technologies
  • Sustainable development and use of key resources

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Department specialisms

Bio-energy; Novel geo-energy; Sustainable power; Fuel cell and hydrogen technologies; Sustainable Development and Use of Key Resources.

Information for international students

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Yaodong Wang, Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research
+44 (0) 191 208 4867