Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures is funded by the EPSRC and offered in partnership with the University of Oxford and Strathclyde.

With expertise unrivalled in the UK, the Centre's multi-disciplinary research teams are working closely with industry to help develop its global position in the field and meet ambitious renewable energy targets.

The Centre is committed to developing the new wave of highly skilled professionals needed to meet the energy challenge.

The Centre is recruiting 70 graduates over 5 years. The first intake will start on October 2019. This unique opportunity combines training and research to enable graduates to make the transition into the wind and marine energy sector - a rapidly expanding area in the UK and overseas, with an overwhelming demand for well qualified people.

The overall aim of the Research Centre is to meet the needs of the fast growing offshore wind, wave and tidal energy industry, by providing high calibre PhD graduates with the specialist, generic and leadership skills necessary to lead future developments in offshore energy systems. The objectives are to ensure all students from different disciplines gain competencies in core aspects of offshore energy systems engineering and understand the socio economic impact of these systems.

Studentships are available to UK and eligible EU citizens with (or about to obtain) a 1st class or 2.1 degree or a Masters degree in a Physical Science or Engineering discipline. The studentships will begin on 1st of October each year and cover University fees and a highly competitive stipend for four years.

Further Information: 

To find out more about the CDT in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures, please contact Dr Ignazio Maria Viola (i.m.viola@ed.ac.uk).

An underwater photo of tidal turbines within the Flowave Ocean Energy Research facility at the University of Edinburgh
Tidal turbines within the Flowave Ocean Energy Research facility at the University of Edinburgh

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Eligibility: 

Minimum entry qualification - an Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or International equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline, possibly supported by an MSc Degree.

Funding: 

The CDT sholarships are fully funded, including fees and stipend.

Informal Enquiries: 

Dr Ignazio Maria Viola: i.m.viola@ed.ac.uk