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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Strathclyde

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Research opportunities

The way in which we produce and consume energy is changing. We can no longer rely on the centralised power generation model of yesterday, to solve the global energy challenge of providing clean, affordable and reliable energy.

The power system of tomorrow is being shaped by climate change policy, socio-economic pressures and technological advances in materials science, power electronics, communications and data processing.

Two of the UK’s leading research institutions for power systems, the University of Strathclyde and Imperial College London, have combined their expertise and world-class facilities to establish a centre that will address this global energy challenge. It has been designed to produce world-leading engineers with the cross-disciplinary expertise needed to help realise the future low carbon smart grid.

The centre is supported by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), in partnership with leading UK engineering consultancies, equipment manufacturers and network operators. A unique training and research programme blends together leading-edge information and communications technology solutions, radical new power systems architectures and innovative market mechanisms to support the increasing renewable energy deployment and electrification of transportation and heating.

Years 2 to 4 – Research study (PhD)

You'll study for a PhD in a research topic of your choice. You'll also complete an industrial or international work placement of up to three months, and be required to participate in joint events, activities and training at Strathclyde and Imperial College.

Research topics are broad-ranging, based on industry needs and ongoing electrical power and energy research within both institutions. Example topics include:

  • future power networks and smart grid paradigm
  • control and protection of future networks
  • communications for power networks
  • power electronics for transmission and distribution networks
  • asset management and condition monitoring
  • managing risk and uncertainty in grid operation
  • offshore and pan-European super-grids.

Tuition fees

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£ 9,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Strathclyde

  • University League Table

    35th

  • Campus address

    University of Strathclyde, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G1 1XQ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    210 94%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    26th

    1

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