Applications open for PhD studentships at The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
1 November 2023
Applications are now open for UCL ESPRC DTP's 2024-25 studentships, spanning Energy, Environmental Design and Engineering, Heritage, and Sustainable Resources.
Applications are now open for 70 fully-funded studentships to be awarded by the UCL ESPRC DTP for students studying for four years on PhD (including EngD) courses at UCL. The proposed studentships spann Energy, Environmental Design and Engineering, Heritage, and Sustainable Resources. These studentships give you the opportunity to work with an industrial partner, undertake at least 3-months placement(s) at the partner's premises, and be allocated an industrial supervisor.
Across our four sustainability-focused Institute’s at The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources, we have proposed 10 research topics for PhD students to join us from 2024.
Our proposed studentship topics are:
- The future role of UK refineries in a net zero transition
- Decarbonising Urban Energy Use: Microclimate-Informed Design Strategies for Sustainable Street Sections
- Plastic fragmentation in the oceans and in museums
- The fluid dynamics of historic ventilation engineering
- Urban vs. Semi-Urban Housing Developments: Going Beyond Carbon - A Multi-Dimensional Analysis of Carbon Footprint, Biodiversity, and Occupants Health Impacts
- The impact of extreme external conditions on internal environments and implications for energy demand and wellbeing – a field trial amongst disadvantaged households
- Next-generation energy system model to create a local building decarbonisation strategy
- Machine learning aided high-fidelity urban building modelling approach for energy-efficient, low-carbon and climate-responsive buildings
- Equity implications of energy demand reduction strategies for achieving climate goals
- Modelling of salt crystallisation processes in porous building materials
In addition to our proposed list of topics from The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources, you may apply to any of the projects available in the project catalogue.
The EPSRC DTP studentships offer a stipend for living costs (at least £21,622 in 2023-24), full fees and a research support grant of up to £4,800. Studentships are open to both Home and International fee status students, however EPSRC caps the number of International students at 30% so a maximum of 21 International students can be recruited and competition for these places will be particularly strong.
Please note: Where unavoidable, the UCL EPSRC DTP reserves the right to withdraw projects from the catalogue before or after the application deadline of 08 January 2024. Candidates who have applied to a project that has been withdrawn will be informed as soon as possible. These projects proposed by The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources are part of a UCL-wide competition for approximately 70 studentships that will be awarded across UCL as part of the UCL EPSRC DTP. The 70 successful proposals will be chosen following applicant interviews. Furthermore, studentships are expected to start on 1 October 2024 unless exceptional circumstances require an alternate start date, including, but not limited to, disability and caring responsibilities.
For full eligibility criteria and details on how to apply, please visit the UCL EPSRC DTP website where you can also find information on their offering of several Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) CASE conversion studentships.