What will I learn?

Research overview

Sustainable Hydrogen provides low-carbon solutions as an energy store, supporting the rapid deployment of renewable energy generation, and as an energy vector, decarbonising the transport and heat sectors.

The challenges for sustainable hydrogen innovations are multidisciplinary and encompass science, engineering, social and economic issues. There is a need for hydrogen energy innovation leaders to transition the UK towards a low carbon economy.

This integrated PhD programme will deliver doctoral level leaders with a trans-disciplinary understanding of the science and engineering limits of hydrogen technologies, along with an appreciation of the barriers to the market (including legislative, economic and societal). This is the skill set needed to transition hydrogen innovations into the energy system.

The Universities of Nottingham, Loughborough, Birmingham and Ulster have joined forces to become a national CDT in Sustainable Hydrogen.


Expert staff will work with you to explore PhD career options and apply for vacancies, develop your interview skills and meet employers. You can book a one-to-one appointment, take an online course or attend a workshop.

Which department am I in?

University of Nottingham

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
For science or engineering based research, the international fee will be £25,000. For social science-based research, the fee will be £19,000.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2021, December 2021, February 2022, April 2022, July 2022


Jubilee Campus

Wollaton Road,


NG8 1BB, England

Entry requirements

For international students

1st or 2:1 (hons) degree or a MSc with distinction. Candidates with backgrounds in all disciplines will be considered as a wide variety of projects are available. Applications are also welcomed from candidates who have taken a non-traditional route, for example those who may have spent some time in industry and are looking to return to education. IELTS: 6.0 (no less that 5.5 in any element). TOEFL (IBT): 79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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