Energy and Resources PhD

Research areas:

UCL Australia has multi-disciplinary expertise across the energy and resources sector. The research at UCL Australia can be grouped into three broad themes:
  • Energy technologies, mining and resources managment
  • International energy policy
  • Space and climate science.
Joint supervision of PhD projects with UCL colleagues in London is possible.

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class (upper division) UK or Australian Bachelor's Honours degree or an Australian four-year Bachelor's undergraduate degree awarded with Honours and an overall grade of B+, in an appropriate discipline (for example, engineering, economics, law or business studies). Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable.

English level expected: Good


Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see the UCL Australia website.


  • UK/EU Full-time: AUD32,250
  • UK/EU Part-time: AUD16,125
  • Overseas Full-time: AUD32,250
  • Overseas Part-time: AUD16,125


BHP Billiton Scholarships for PhD students are available in every year of the programme.

Scholarships available for this department

BHP Billiton Scholarship (UCL Australia)

Intended to support students pursuing postgraduate studies in energy and resources at UCL Australia.

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website


A PhD indicates a highly qualified researcher, capable of independent analytical thought. It is a well-regarded qualification for those wishing to attain senior management positions in public service, private industry and consulting companies and is essential for those interested in pursuing careers in academia.

Next steps


Ms Maria Stavrinakis

T: +61 8 8110 9963


UCL Australia

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