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Your career in low carbon technology starts here at the University of Chester

Your career in low carbon technology starts here at the University of Chester

Decarbonising the nation’s economy is one of the biggest socio-economic challenges facing the UK.

With a Master's by Research (MRes) from the University of Chester you will prepare yourself to become a key player in achieving this goal and establish your career in low-carbon technology by making yourself indispensable to the many large and small businesses generating innovative solutions to the nation’s energy challenge.

The University of Chester is a proud delivery partner of the Eco-Innovation Cheshire and Warrington project, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). From now until September 2019, the Faculty of Science and Engineering is offering 12-month Master's by Research studentships which attracts a tax-exempt stipend of £15,000 per annum. Led by SMEs in the Cheshire and Warrington areas, these projects are driving the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Why study at Chester?

The University of Chester has been rated as one of the top 10 places in the UK to carry out postgraduate research. The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is the only UK higher education sector-wide survey to gain feedback from postgraduate research students about their learning and supervision experience. The University was ranked 10th out of 66 institutions for ‘overall satisfaction’. It was also placed in fourth place (out of 60) for part-time students and in sixth place (out of 32) for ‘professional doctorate students for ‘overall satisfaction’.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering at Chester actively encourages cross-boundary research in energy storage fuel cells, organic optoelectronics, smart grids, sustainable processing and bioenergy, supporting it with its superb facilities in analytical/surface science, software development and high-performance computing, electronics and pilot scale process technology.

Thornton Science Park

Our Faculty of Science and Engineering is based at Thornton Science Park just outside Chester. Formerly the site of the Shell Technology, Exploration and Research Centre, the Campus continues the legacy of innovation in science and engineering in the North West.

The 66-acre site features purpose-built laboratories and industrial facilities, which provide the best research and learning experience, along with a variety of recreational spaces including a coffee bar and restaurant, fitness centre and all-weather pitch. A free shuttle bus is provided to transport students to and from Parkgate Road Campus, Chester.

Thornton is a working science park with a number of leading science and technology-based companies located on site, giving students the opportunities to build connections in the industry and gain a first-hand insight into working in a professional and career-focused environment.


The Eco-Innovation Cheshire and Warrington Project is providing MRes projects for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years. Current opportunities are listed below and we will add more as they become available.


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