Research course

Energy and Resources

UCL - University College London · UCL Australia

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the PhD programme you should have a specialist Master's degree in an appropriate discipline (including the UCL Australia Master's degree or other programmes) from an internationally recognised university. Applicants who do not have a Master's degree, but hold a minimum of a second class (upper division) Australian or UK Bachelor Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline may be accepted.

Months of entry


Course content

Students will benefit from a programme of distinguished guest speakers from both industry and academia. Our high quality education and research programmes encourage creativity, innovation and independent thought, with an interdisciplinary curriculum encompassing engineering, economics, policy, laws, and political science.

We value small-group teaching environments and tangible learning experiences. Major field trips are also organised throughout the year including BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam (worlds largest uranium mine), Arrium's steel rolling mills at Whyalla and Santos' giant oil and gas assets in outback Australia. As a research-led university, UCL places particular emphasis on working with industry, government, and other university partners to ensure research generated by the UCL community is used to address major issues facing society today. Our MSc and PhD students contribute to top-level departmental research addressing major relevant industry issues. Studying at ULC Australia, you will be at the heart of Australia's booming resource industry. Located in Adelaide, one of the world's most liveable cities, you will be studying at UCL's first overseas campus.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

BHP Billiton Scholarships for PhD students are available in every year of the programme.

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Ms Maria Stavrinakis