Research course

Sustainable Hydrogen CDT

University of Nottingham · Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Entry requirements

1st or 2:1 (hons) degree or a MSc with distinction. Candidates with backgrounds in all disciplines will be considered as a wide variety of projects are available.

Applications are also welcomed from candidates who have taken a non-traditional route, for example those who may have spent some time in industry and are looking to return to education.

Months of entry


Course content

Sustainable Hydrogen provides low-carbon solutions as an energy store, supporting the rapid deployment of renewable energy generation, and as an energy vector, decarbonising the transport and heat sectors.

The challenges for sustainable hydrogen innovations are multidisciplinary and encompass science, engineering, social and economic issues. There is a need for hydrogen energy innovation leaders to transition the UK towards a low carbon economy.

This integrated PhD programme will deliver doctoral level leaders with a trans-disciplinary understanding of the science and engineering limits of hydrogen technologies, along with an appreciation of the barriers to the market (including legislative, economic and societal). This is the skill set needed to transition hydrogen innovations into the energy system.

The Universities of Nottingham, Loughborough, Birmingham and Ulster have joined forces to become a national CDT in Sustainable Hydrogen.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    47 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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