University of Leeds

University of Leeds


With climate change presenting the greatest global challenge of our time, the search is on for alternatives to fossil fuels. Bioenergy from wood, waste, agricultural residues and energy crops is a major global energy renewable source. However, there are challenges concerning technical performance, cost effectiveness, sustainable production, food security and biodiversity.

Entry requirements

A degree equivalent to a UK upper second class honours (2.1), or higher, in engineering, chemistry, physics or mathematics. Applicants with a 2.2 first degree will not be considered, even if they also have a Masters level degree.

Course modules

Compulsory modules include: biomass, bioenergy and waste (15 credits), two interdisciplinary team research projects (2 x 45 credits), and the professional and skill development activities (which covers aspects of practical training, responsible innovation, team working, public engagement, outreach, commercial awareness development, and other skill development activities including the industrial placement) (15 + 30 credits).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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