Brunel University London

Course Introduction

A research degree provides the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and contribute new knowledge to your discipline. A PhD involves demonstrating through original research or other advanced scholarship the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge at the forefront of an academic discipline or professional practice, the ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the general of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline. The Energy Efficient and Sustainable Technologies theme is well established and has major research projects at its heart focusing on sustainable energy use in food chains and energy and built environment.Other research strengths of the theme include renewable energy technologies, particularly solar-thermal and PV technologies, advanced heat and mass transfer, environmental control of buildings heat recovery and heat to power generation.Our researchers make contributions in a number of fundamental and applied areas including: Optimal ways for reducing energy use in food chains; Heating, cooling and refrigeration; Microclimate and environmental design; Single and two-phase heat transfer and thermal systems.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £18,720 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £18,720 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £9,360 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £9,360 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree.
  • International entry requirements: Applicants need to have an IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas).
  • IELTS score: 6.5