Teaching & Training
A large number of Oxford’s undergraduate courses provide an excellent preparation for research in energy, or jobs in energy related industries, and a number (e.g. Physics, Engineering) contain energy modules. A number of companies offer summer internships which provide students with experience of energy industry. There is a very active Oxford Energy Society which puts on an excellent series of talks and events.
A number of Masters courses contain modules on energy (e.g. Masters in Environmental Change Management, Masters in Public Policy, the Saïd Business School MBA). For a complete list of courses at Oxford visit the University Course Guide.
Oxford accepts doctoral students in all the areas described on this website. It is recommended that applicants should make contact with individual supervisors, and then apply using the online application process.
All doctoral students working in Energy, and related fields, are offered the opportunity to participate in the New Energy Systems Training (NEST) programme. Oxford also offers in-depth courses (often in conjunction with other Universities) in Centres for Doctoral Training.
New Energy Systems Training (NEST) programme
The NEST programme (launched in the academic year 2015/16) provides an opportunity for doctoral students from across the University to engage with real world problems confronting energy companies. Introductory lectures on energy systems, which provide context for students’ research, are scheduled in the first term. In workshops in each of the following two terms, partner companies present problems on which small, multi-disciplinary teams of three to five students work towards possible solutions, which they then present to the partners. NEST encourages ‘systems thinking’ by doctoral students, and offers them the experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams and building up networks of future professional contacts. For the partners, NEST is an opportunity to steer the education of future energy experts, to benefit from students’ fresh thinking, and the to form stronger links with leading academics and potential future recruits. For further information contact Malcolm McCulloch who leads the NEST programme.
Centres for Doctoral Training
- AIMS Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems
- REMS Renewable Energy Marine Structures
- Environmental Research (DTP)
- Social Sciences
- New and Sustainable Photovoltaics
- Science and Technology of Fusion Energy
- Oil and Gas
- Gas Turbine Aerodynamics
- Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling
- Interdisciplinary Bioscience (DTP)