Research course

Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Applications

University of Nottingham · Faculty of Engineering

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

This PhD is part of the Midlands Energy Consortium and is run in collabroation with Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research at Birmingham University. The Centre offers a four year PhD programme combining taught modules with the opportunity to research pioneering hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

The Midlands Energy Consortium comprises the universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Loughborough as well leading industry partners. Students have the opportunity to become specialists in the new sustainable technologies of the future.

The programme comprises taught modules in science and engineering as well as business and management which equip students with:

  • an excellent range of business, project management and entrepreneurial skills
  • a substantial knowledge of the hydrogen economy within the UK, including:
  • clean methods for hydrogen production
  • materials for hydrogen storage and fuel cells
  • fuel cell systems, their use to supply power and move vehicles
  • energy policy, economic and regulation issues

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

The International Office offers a number of scholarships for International students. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Faculty of Engineering web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5151