Research course

Sustainable Energy Technology

University of Nottingham · Faculty of Engineering

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

December, October, June, April, February

Course content

Projects in the area of Sustainable Energy Technology explore how new and renewable technologies may be harnessed at the scale of buildings and the wider built environment.

Subject areas covered include: combined heat power systems; cooling technologies (eg absorption, adsorption, ejector, thermoelectric); heat power cycles; energy storage (eg phase change materials); ground source heat pumps and geothermal energy; eco-cities/smart cities; sustainable building materials; outdoor pollution/modelling and monitoring; vehicles, transport and pollution control; economics and environmental impact in Built Environment; photovoltaic thermal systems; solar energy systems (eg solar powered cooling); wind energy; solar water desalination systems; biomass combustion, gasification and pyrolysis; biomass heating, combined heat and power generation; sustainable waste management and disposal; clean fossil fuel and carbon capture technologies.

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

Information 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
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5151