Fully funded PhDs: Recruitment for October 2020 is now closed.

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/EU 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: Applications to the ERBE CDT at Loughborough University are currently closed.

Informal enquiries to Civ.Eng.Pgr@lboro.ac.uk.

Applying to UCL: Applications to the ERBE CDT at UCL are currently closed.

Informal enquiries to bseer.erbecdt@ucl.ac.uk

Applying to MaREI: Applications to the ERBE CDT at MaREI are currently closed.

Informal inquires to ERBE@ucc.ie.

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

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 a very few funded places for EU students with the same or equivalent qualifications. Self-funded overseas 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.