Research course

Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies

University of Nottingham · Division of Energy and Sustainability

Entry requirements

2:1 degree (or international equivalent) and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The Engineering Doctorate Centre, based at The University of Nottingham, was established in partnership with the Midlands Energy Consortium – comprising the universities of Nottingham, Loughborough and Birmingham – and a number of industry leaders within the power generation sector.

It offers research engineers the chance to train as industry experts ready to implement new super-efficient electricity-generating technologies, using fossil energy with near-zero emissions through carbon capture. They have access to first-rate research facilities across the partner universities, and have dedicated office space.

The four year doctoral programme equips research engineers with the knowledge and expertise to conduct cutting-edge research and work within highly-skilled multi-disciplinary teams. It comprises core and optional taught modules in:

  • advanced specialist technical aspects of power generation, and materials capture and storage
  • contextual and management topics, focusing on wider societal, cultural, ethical, political and global issues relating to energy generation
  • professional and research skills training

Annual summer schools, in the UK and China, present unique opportunities to learn more about the challenges of meeting increasing global energy demands. Research engineers also complete research projects with the Centre’s industrial partners, and have opportunities to publish their research and present their findings at appropriate conferences.

Research engineers register at one of the three universities but spend the majority of the time at their host company from towards the end of the first year to undertake the research project element of the programme.

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EngD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5151