Research course

Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Applications

University of Birmingham · Department of Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

Applications are open to UK/EU nationals with an upper second-class degree or better in any relevant Engineering disciplines, Mathematics, Chemical/Material/Biological/Physical Sciences or Economics. Existing employees with relevant industrial work experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of this programme is to produce hydrogen and fuel cell scientists, engineers and economists who are equipped to play leading roles in a professional capacity in both industry and academia, and who have developed the technical, intellectual and transferable skills needed to underpin their education and continuing professional development.

PhD graduates will have a systematic knowledge and understanding of hydrogen, fuel cells and their applications, including developments and problems at the forefront of the discipline. They will be able to evaluate current research critically, and be original in the application of their knowledge, proposing new hypotheses as appropriate.

Graduates will have the opportunity to work for national and multinational corporations involved in the hydrogen energy and fuel cell technologies.

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT
International students
£17,910 FT

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Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005