Providing a sustainable, affordable and secure energy future through the discovery and implementation of new technology is a key challenge for the 21st Century. With more people requiring energy, effective solutions need to come from a wide range of sources. For the near term, various fuels will be the key to energy globally; presently oil and gas with an increasing reliance on hydrogen and biofuels.
The Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) is a leading centre of excellence for the development of advanced technologies in energy resources.
The Centre benefits from world-leading expertise in the area of a wide range of energy technologies and fuel technology.
The Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) research areas, broadly speaking, fit into one of three categories:
Hydrocarbon: Oil and gas production and processing; downstream issues relating to efficient fuel refining; additives and fuel composition/performance chemistry. Hydrogen: technologies for the efficient generation of hydrogen from wasted energy generation; photocatalysis for hydrogen generation; hydrogen as an energy vector. CO2: technologies for the efficient removal of carbon dioxide from fuel feedstocks; use of carbon dioxide as a fuel source. Biofuel: methods for developing the process streams enabling integration of biofuel production with the chemistry industry supply chain.
The MSc by Research Fuel Technology has a wide range of subject choices including:
Catalyst design Process characterisation Refining Process optimisation Pilot scale studies
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranks Engineering at Swansea as 10th in the UK for the combined score in research quality across the Engineering disciplines.
The REF shows that 94% of research produced by our academic staff is of World-Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*) quality. This has increased from 73% in the 2008 RAE.
Research pioneered at the College of Engineering harnesses the expertise of academic staff within the department. This ground-breaking multidisciplinary research informs our world-class teaching with several of our staff leaders in their fields.
Highlights of the Engineering results according to the General Engineering Unit of Assessment:
Research Environment at Swansea ranked 2nd in the UK Research Impact ranked 10th in the UK Research Power (3*/4* Equivalent staff) ranked 10th in the UK
100 Swansea University Master's Scholarships
Swansea University is offering 100 Master’s Scholarships, each worth £3000 towards tuition fees for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s courses in September 2017.Eligible courses include:All LLM programmes (including LLM by Research)All MA programmes (including MA by Research)All MRes programmesAll MSc programmes (including MSc by Research)Please note that MPhil, GDL/CPE and LPC programmes are not eligible for the Swansea University Master’s Scholarship scheme.
Value of Scholarship(s)
You must have, or expect to achieve, a minimum 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent).You must hold an offer to study on an eligible master’s course at Swansea University from September 2017. Programmes commencing in January, April and July 2017 are not eligible.
Please visit our website for more details on how to apply.
The entry requirements for the MSc by Research Fuel Technology is a first or upper second class honours degree in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, or a related discipline, such as chemistry, biochemistry, physics, or other engineering discipline. IELTS English language requirement of at least 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.
Recipient: Swansea University
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