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Energy at Southampton

Postgraduate - PhD

Energy opportunities for PhD students

Eng.D in Transport and the Environment
Avoiding, reducing or mitigating the environmental impacts of transport, through resource and energy efficiency, pollution minimisation and ecosystem management.

The Southampton Engineering Doctorate in Transport and the Environment combines advanced technical and management training with PhD level research conducted in collaboration with an industry partner/sponsor. Projects cover a wide range of topics in the interrelated, and globally critical, areas of transport and environment. There are currently 39 Southampton EngD students with more than 50 students having graduated since the start of the Programme in 2000. There are up to 10 studentships per year allocated by competition for an October start each year.
Sponsoring companies range in size from multi-nationals to University spin-outs and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Many companies sponsor several students and seek new recruits each year.


Energy and Society - PhD opportunities

One of the most significant challenges facing humanity is the extent to which the global demand for energy, food and water is placing pressure on the climate and other environmental resources, which in turn poses significant threats to human health, security and prosperity.
The 'Energy, Environment and Resilience' training pathway of the DTC explicitly responds to the strategic challenges in this area. It builds on existing interdisciplinary projects currently underway in the University as part of the Research Councils' programmes such as 'Living With Environmental Change' and 'The Energy Programme', including specific initiatives such as the ‘Energy and Communities Venture'.
There are excellent opportunities for students to undertake innovative PhD research that cuts across different aspects of social science represented within the DTC and across the boundaries between social science and engineering, life sciences and complexity science. Supervisory teams will themselves be interdisciplinary, drawing on relevant expertise from across the University. Find out more

climate change


Working towards transition to a low carbon society



Improving the thermal performance of existing dwellings

Can we achieve sustainable transport?
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