Students joining The Centre will enrol on a fully funded, including a £17,500 per year stipend, 4-year programme.
During the first 9 months you will follow a structured taught programme to ensure you develop a broad understanding of Power Networks and their context in the wider UK energy sector.
The Centre is particularly keen to encourage students whose first degree is not directly related to the area of study for their PhD to be able to convert to their field of choice by providing conversion activities within the taught programme. This will enable students from disciplines such as Physics or Mathematics to study for a PhD in engineering disciplines or those from Geography, Social Sciences or Business Studies to study for a PhD in planning and the financial disciplines related to Power Networks.
Towards the end of the taught programme period you will conduct a detailed literature review on your research topic. This will enable you to transfer smoothly to your research studies.
During the research phase of your studies you will receive direct supervision from a main and a co-supervisor and independent support from an advisor.
During this phase you will also be encouraged to continue to expand your knowledge in a broad range of topics related to your research including: economics, management and the design and operation of power networks including issues related to technology, finance and society.