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School of Environment, Education and Development

PhD Power Networks CDT / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
48 months
Entry requirements
Minimum requirement is a First Class or Upper Second class honours degree or overseas equivalent

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How to apply
How to apply

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Programme description

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Networks is designed to enable those wishing to study for a PhD in this area to further their research interests while developing a wider understanding of the sector and the personal skills to further their careers.The Centre will help ensure future networks support the electrification of energy, especially heat and transport, and encourage greater use of low carbon energy sources.

To meet these challenges engineers, scientists, mathematicians, social scientists and business experts have been brought together to solve our future problems in: power network design, operation and management; effect of changing energy demands on networks, and the role of planning, governance and cross-cutting technologies.

To enable this broad interdisciplinary approach our research is organised into four broad themes: Electrical power network design, operation and management ; Power network operation, planning and governance ; Changes to the pattern of energy demands and their effect on the power network  and Cross-cutting technologies


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): Standard £22,000; Band B £23,000; Band C £24,000; Band D £26,000


Scholarships are available for UK and EU students. These scholarships pay all tuition fees and a full enhanced stipend for 4 years. We are looking for candidates with backgrounds in the following:Engineering: Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical or CivilMathematicsPhysicsChemistryComputer ScienceGeography/PlanningEconomics/BusinessOther subject areas of relevance and importance to the future Power Networks secto

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Contact name
CDT Administrative Manager
0161 306 4579
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