UK Wind and Marine Energy Research Centre

University of Strathclyde

Wind and Marine Energy Systems (EPSRC Studentship)

Study for a PhD with the UK’s leading universities at the Wind and Marine Energy Research Centre and become qualified to contribute to this dynamic and fast growing sector.

The UK Wind and Marine Energy Research Centre, a collaboration between Universities of Strathclyde and Edinburgh, are pleased to offer ten prestigious four year EPSRC research studentships for talented engineering or physical science graduates to undertake a PhD in wind and marine energy research.

Successful students will join the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems, which is jointly hosted by these national centres of excellence. Accreditation is provided at the CDT by the IET and IMechE enables students to develop professionally throughout the course and work towards the competencies required for Chartership.


Studentships are available to UK and eligible EU citizens with (or about to obtain) a minimum of a 2.1 or a Masters degree in Physical Science or Engineering. These competitive Studentships will commence each year in October and will cover University fees and provide a competitive stipend.

  • Full awards (stipend and fees) are available for suitably qualified candidates who are UK or EU citizens and have been living in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the programme.
  • One full studentship (stipend and fees) available for an exceptional EU/UK candidate who has not been living in the UK
  • Applications will also be considered from applicants who secured funding from other scholarships schemes.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, creativity, resourcefulness and a mature approach to learning.

Non-UK candidates whose mother language is not English must provide a certificate of proficiency in the English language. Either IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no individual band less than 5.5) or PTE (Academic): 62 overall (minimum component score 51). Please see our website for more details.

Course modules

Our CDT offers a unique programme, combining training and research which will aid graduates in transitioning into careers in the wind and marine energy sector. With proven and rapidly growing international demand for highly qualified engineers and researchers, this course offers high level training which is attractive to industries. To prepare for this exciting future, graduates will work closely with manufacturers, developers and researchers. This multidisciplinary programme brings together graduates from various science and technology disciplines to create a unique community of researchers. Training covers all aspects of wind and marine energy systems including the wider socio-economic context.

The Centre for Doctoral Training currently has students from the following backgrounds:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Renewable Energy

The PhD programme covers a number of disciplines that include:

  • Postgraduate-level training in all aspects of wind and marine energy systems
  • Professional development enabled through course accreditation by the IET and IMechE
  • Research and industrial engagement


Applications for October 2017 entry must be received by 31 July 2017. Applications submitted later than 31 July 2017 may be considered for the next in-take. Please note that applicants should NOT include a research proposal in the online application.

Interviews will take place up until 31 August 2017

Making an application

To apply now for October 2017 intake, please apply via our website.

Further information

For further enquiries, please contact Drew Smith (CDT Administrator) – 0141 548 2880.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time -

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

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