Research course

Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Applications

University of Birmingham · School of Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

The normal entrance qualification is a 2:2 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Physics or Mathematics).

Months of entry


Course content

This course is within the Sustainable Power Generation and Supply of the Research Councils’ Energy Programme, the first of its kind in the UK. It provides systematic knowledge and understanding of hydrogen, fuel cells and their applications, including developments and problems at the forefront of the discipline.
Our Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Applications Master of Research (MRes) will enable you to be able to deal with complex issues, making sound judgements in the absence of complete information, and communicate your conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
You will be able to evaluate current research critically, and be original in the application of your knowledge, proposing new hypotheses as appropriate. You will be self-motivating and able to act autonomously, and will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary to exercise initiative and personal responsibility, to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations, and to have the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.
Our graduates will possess a high level of numeracy and skills in problem solving, team working, communication and information technology will equip you for successful careers outside as well as within the process and allied industries.
Why study the Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Applications MRes at Birmingham?
  • Our course demonstrates the exciting future promise of hydrogen, fuel cells and their applications in a zero-emission world;
  • Industry supports our developments leading to good employability;
  • The course has an international nature, with possible international travel;
  • High quality teaching in a top grade REF School;
  • The course supports entrepreneurial spirit, with three spin-out companies in hydrogen and fuel cells founded.

Information for international students

Standard English language requirements apply (IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band).

International students applying for this programme will need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office before the University can issue you with a Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS). We recommend that you apply for your ATAS certificate as soon as you receive an offer from us. Further information can be found here.

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities are available.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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