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Postgraduate Study - PhD and Research Degrees

EPSRC Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE)

Applications are now being accepted for September 2024 entry.  Please note, the partnership is currently applying for additional funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, as are all CDTs funded by them. As part of the application we are making some exciting changes to IDCORE: we are welcoming Swansea University as a partner and are refreshing the taught programme to reflect changes in the offshore sector over the last five years. For example our new training programme now includes green hydrogen, asset management, and measurement & instrumentation.”

The IDCORE partnership is an arrangement between the University of Exeter’s College of Engineering Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde, supported by the Scottish Association for Marine Sciences (SAMS) and HR-Wallingford.

The collaboration jointly delivers and supervises the  EngD IDCORE programme in Offshore Renewable Energy. An EngD is a four year research degree awarded for industrially relevant research. The degree provides a more vocationally oriented approach to obtaining a doctorate in engineering.

Students benefit from postgraduate-level technical and transferable skills training at three leading UK universities in the renewable energy research field together with the Scottish Association for Marine Science and HR-Wallingford.

The degree, which is co-supervised and awarded by all partner universities, starts with research training in Edinburgh followed by an industrial placement.

Full information on the programme and funding available can be found on the IDCORE pages