Teaching and training
We are training the next generation of researchers and industrialists in all aspects of low carbon energy and energy systems.
Our flagship post-graduate course is the MSc in Energy Systems, which covers technical, societal and political aspects of low carbon energy systems. Please contact: mscprogrammes(at)eng.ox.ac.uk, telephone +44 (0)1865 283254. We are keen to encourage external speakers from industry to speak to students, and also, we are looking for industrially linked projects for students. Please contact the course director David Wallom, to discuss this.
The MSc in Environmental Change and Management places energy systems within the wider environmental context.
At a Doctorate level, our over 200 Professors with low-carbon interests train many students each, as they research their topic. If you have ideas for new projects, please contact the relevant senior academic.
We also run, or participate in, many Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) that are either directly energy-related or undertake some research projects with an energy focus. A CDT typically offers a four-year programme, with the first year giving the student wide grounding in the topic, before they specialise in their own research for the remaining 3 years.
Core energy CDTs are:
- Fusion Energy Science and Technology
- Future Propulsion and Power
- Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures
First doctoral graduates from the Renewable Energy Marine Structures CDT have now moved on to work in the renewables industry.
Other CDTs with relevance to energy (indicative energy-related research topics in brackets) are:
- Inorganic Chemistry for Future Manufacturing (e.g. catalysis for new energy vectors, energy storage or energy devices
- Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems (e.g. application of machine learning to energy systems or autonomous vehicles)
- Graduate students on Faraday Institution projects benefit from access to multiple networking opportunities, industry visits, mentorship, internships, as well as quality experiences that will further develop knowledge and skills.
In addition to teaching graduates and undergraduates, seed-stage company initiatives hosted at Saïd Business School include the Creative Destructive, an objective-based mentorship programme for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies. The nine-month programme allows founders to learn from experienced entrepreneurs, increasing their likelihood of success.
Oxford covers energy topics in many of our undergraduate degrees. Please refer to the individual course details for further information.
For DPhil opportunities, please contact potential supervisors in your area of interest in the Energy Wheel.