Fully funded PhDs: Recruitment for September 2021 is now open.

The programme of study:

Students undertake a four-year (FT) PhD at either Loughborough, UCL or MaREI in one of three themes:

  1. Flexibility and resilience: the interaction between buildings and the whole supply system, through new generation and storage technology.
  2. Technology and system performance: demand reduction and decarbonisation of the built environment through design, construction methods, technological innovation, monitoring and regulation.
  3. Comfort, health and well-being: buildings and energy systems that create productive work environments and affordable, clean, safe homes.

Funded students will receive a stipend which is tax free, plus UK fees for four years (conditions apply). Part-time study is also possible.

We do not accept applications outside of the main recruitment phases or by CV only.

How and when to apply:

Applying to Loughborough: submit your application, including an outline research proposal by Midnight on 6 December 2020 through the application portal here. When prompted, select the programme ‘Energy Resilience and the Built Environment’, then ‘EPSRC CDT Energy Resilience in the Built Environment’ and quote advert reference ERBE21. For help see here. Informal enquiries to Civ.Eng.Pgr@lboro.ac.uk.

Applying to UCL:UCL will be recruiting for specific research projects in the three themes of ERBE.  Projects will be advertised on a rolling basis as they are agreed with supervisors and stakeholders. Each project will have its own application deadline. To register your interest email bseer.erbecdt@ucl.ac.uk and you will be contacted when project details are available.

Applying to MaREI: MaREI will be recruiting for research projects in the three themes of ERBE. Our recruitment will be on a rolling basis and open positions will be advertised here. To register your interest and to make informal enquiries, email ERBE@ucc.ie. You will be contacted when positions are available.

You can also follow our  Twitter account  – @ERBECDT  –  for ERBE studentships for the next academic year (2021/22).

We do not accept applications by CV only.

Who we are looking for

Applications are invited from graduates with a good first degree (1st or 2:1) in one of the following areas: physics, mathematics, engineering, chemistry, natural sciences, materials science, data analytics, computer science, statistics, social science, architecture or other building and energy-related disciplines.

Applicants with other relevant qualifications or extensive relevant industry experience who can show evidence of a scientific and engineering research capability may also apply.

Loughborough University and UCL offer funding to UK students. There are limited funded places for EU and overseas students with the same or equivalent qualifications. Self-funded students are welcome to apply.

MaREI offers funding to UK, EU and overseas students.

All students must meet the minimum language requirements of the relevant organisation.