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Course summary

This four year integrated PhD will deliver doctoral level leaders with a transdisciplinary 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 PhD covers taught skills, experiential learning and a research project. The Universities of Nottingham, Loughborough, Birmingham and Ulster have joined forces to become a national CDT in Sustainable Hydrogen. The CDT offers many experiences to develop your skills through industrial secondments, outreach activities, industry challenge days and writing retreats. Overseas travel will enable you to access unique facilities and extend your global network. You will be encouraged and supported in presenting your work at international conferences and making research visits to leading international labs.


By the end of year one, you will have gained 120 credits of multidisciplinary training in Sustainable Hydrogen and the Energy Sector. Half of the taught element is made-up of options, enabling you to tailor the training to your interests and needs. The training also covers research, entrepreneurial and business skills, much of this is undertaken in collaboration with our industry partners. Three years are dedicated to completing a research project.

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. We encourage you to get in touch with a member of academic staff about your research proposal before submitting an application. They may be able to help you with your proposal and offer support to find funding opportunities in your area.

Fees and funding

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Sustainable Hydrogen CDT PhD at University of Nottingham - UCAS