Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy is a partnership of the Universities of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Exeter, the Scottish Association for Marine Science and HR-Wallingford. The Centre is funded by the Energy Technologies Institute and the RCUK Energy programme.
IDCORE offers a four year EngD (Engineering Doctorate) programme. EngD students are known as Research Engineers. They follow a programme based on three elements: postgraduate-level training, transferable skills and engineering leadership, and research. As a Research Engineer you will spend your first nine months of the four-year degree attending an intensive programme of 12 taught courses delivered by internationally renowned academic staff from the Universities of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Exeter in Edinburgh. These first two terms provide you with skills needed to survive in industry and to get started on your research activities. You will be taught by staff from across the consortium and experts from industry. Practical courses will teach you important laboratory and fieldwork skills; while a group design project will help you to develop team working skills and use knowledge gained during the taught programme.
Following this initial period in Edinburgh you will join your sponsoring company to work as a researcher for the rest of the programme. Your industrial research will be supplemented by summer schools delivered in Oban, Wallingford and Falmouth; and integrated studies in management, business, innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship, delivered online to maximise their relevance to your experience within the company.
At the end of your research work you will deliver a doctoral thesis or a portfolio of related project work that will be examined for the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Offshore Renewable Energy which will be a joint degree from the Universities of Edinburgh, Exeter and Strathclyde.
A scholarship that provides a student stipend of £15k rising to £17k and covers the tuition fees is available for suitably qualified applicants. There are normally 10 of these scholarships available for each intake of students and they are awarded competitively.
Full awards (stipend and fees) are available for suitably qualified UK & EU candidates who have been living in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the programme. UK and EU candidates living outside the UK are eligible for fees only award.
Applications from candidates who have secured funding from other scholarships schemes will also be considered.
• Applicants should have, or expect to receive a first class honours degree or equivalent. Students with an upper second class degree and a subsequent MSc degree with distinction/relevant work experience will also be considered. It is expected that candidates will have a good understanding of one or more branches of science or engineering and at least some relevant research experience. Knowledge of advanced maths is essential • Non-UK candidates whose mother language is not English must provide a certificate of proficiency in the English language. English language requirements: View Website
UK/EU students: £3900 per annum Overseas students: £15000 per annum
Recipient: University of Edinburgh
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