29 PhD Programs in Energy Studies

A PhD is a degree requiring four to six years of research in a chosen field. A dissertation is usually required to finish a degree program, and candidates must demonstrate they have brought something new and unique to the field of study. What is a PhD in Energy? Energy covers a wide variety of subjects, including efficiency, sustainability, new technology and legal matters. Renewable energy is a l… Read more

A PhD is a degree requiring four to six years of research in a chosen field. A dissertation is usually required to finish a degree program, and candidates must demonstrate they have brought something new and unique to the field of study.

What is a PhD in Energy? Energy covers a wide variety of subjects, including efficiency, sustainability, new technology and legal matters. Renewable energy is a large area of study right now; PhD candidates can research efficiency and cost-effectiveness of these new technologies. Courses may also be more hands-on and look at generating and maintaining energy sources.

A degree in energy is a great way to stay informed about the high-impact subject. Outside the workplace, this knowledge can benefit your community and would be of use to policymakers. A PhD can also lead to advancement in salary or position.

To determine the cost of a PhD, a few choices need to be made. The school chosen is one important factor, as is housing and the time necessary to complete the degree program. Find out from your chosen school the sort of fees required for PhD candidates and find out what books you will need to better shape your budget.

A PhD in Energy can lead to a variety of careers. Investing groups may hire someone with this degree to better inform them about the growth potential of different energy sources. Environmental protection groups may need someone with this knowledge set to help promote green energy. Energy producers may look for PhD graduates for management, research or development.

Energy is a subject offered at many schools across the globe, including the PhD level. Finding the right school for your interests is as easy as entering a little information. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of North Texas College of Engineering
Denton, USA

The Mechanical and Energy Engineering doctoral program at the University of North Texas offers a ground-breaking opportunity to learn fundamental and applied knowledge compati ... +

The Mechanical and Energy Engineering doctoral program at the University of North Texas offers a ground-breaking opportunity to learn fundamental and applied knowledge compatible with mechanical engineering, renewable energy, energy modeling, manufacturing, and fossil fuels. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of Georgia - College of Engineering
Athens, USA

Providing sustainable energy for a rapidly growing world population is a grand challenge of the 21st century. Power generation and environmental emissions are a technical, soc ... +

Providing sustainable energy for a rapidly growing world population is a grand challenge of the 21st century. Power generation and environmental emissions are a technical, social and political issue that affects economies and the environment on local, national and global scales. -
PhD
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Pardubice
Pardubice II, Czech Republic

Studies in the doctoral study branch of Engineering of Energetic Materials (EEM) are aimed at university graduates of compatible Master's degree programmes (chemistry, chemica ... +

Studies in the doctoral study branch of Engineering of Energetic Materials (EEM) are aimed at university graduates of compatible Master's degree programmes (chemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, physics, mechanical engineering, military technologies, etc.). The studies are focused on scientific research and independent creative activity in the field of research or development. In both full-time and combined form of study, students are individually guided by the supervisor and educated according to the approved themes of doctoral theses. Studies are focused mainly on the physics of explosions, on the chemistry and chemical technology of individual energetic materials (high explosives, propellants, pyrotechnic products and compositions), and on the safety engineering of chemical production. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
30 Apr 2020
Campus
 
China University of Petroleum
Beijing, China

Oil and gas wells are physical and informational conduits in the exploration and development of underground oil and gas resources. This major is aimed at investigating the kno ... +

Oil and gas wells are physical and informational conduits in the exploration and development of underground oil and gas resources. This major is aimed at investigating the knowledge related to the construction (drilling and completion), measurement, usage and maintenance of wells. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
Chinese
Sep 2020
30 May 2020
Campus
 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

The interdisciplinary postgraduate research programme in Energy Technology in the School of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology provides long-ter ... +

The interdisciplinary postgraduate research programme in Energy Technology in the School of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology provides long-term support to our ongoing educational training and fast-developing research in technology in general. The PhD programme aims to instil in students the skills needed to identify research issues in Chemical Engineering, formulate an original research plan, and develop creative and innovative solutions that address the research issue. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

The Ph.D. Degree in Chemical Engineering usually takes four to five years to complete. It involves course work and research leading to the Ph.D. Thesis. Ph.D. research within ... +

The Ph.D. Degree in Chemical Engineering usually takes four to five years to complete. It involves course work and research leading to the Ph.D. Thesis. Ph.D. research within the Chemical Engineering Department is broad, applying fundamental and applied sciences to investigate some of today's hot topics. Students gain advanced knowledge of chemical engineering theory and its relationship to engineering processes, including gas separation and membranes, industrial wastewater treatment technologies and environmental engineering, polymer and polymer nanotechnology, catalytic reaction engineering, biotechnology and biochemical engineering, food and pharmaceutical processing, desalination and water purification, CO2 capture and storage, rheology, and composite materials. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Aug 2020
29 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Czech Technical University in Prague
Prague 6, Czech Republic

The doctoral programme in Nuclear Engineering prepares graduates for independent creative research in a wide range of fundamental scientific areas of nuclear and particle phys ... +

The doctoral programme in Nuclear Engineering prepares graduates for independent creative research in a wide range of fundamental scientific areas of nuclear and particle physics and their industrial applications, especially in nuclear energetics and radiation detection. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

The Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering Academic Program, for Ph.D. students, focuses on modern reservoir description, engineering, and management. Students in this pro ... +

The Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering Academic Program, for Ph.D. students, focuses on modern reservoir description, engineering, and management. Students in this program receive broad training in basic scientific concepts and thermodynamics, geology, geophysical characterization, and reservoir engineering. Our students participate in scientific research activities that may include mathematical analyses, computational modeling, experimental research and/or field studies. The candidates focus on original research driven to advance the boundaries of knowledge. -
PhD
Full-time
30 months
English
Campus
 
Heriot-Watt University Dubai
Academic City, United Arab Emirates

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences places a very high value on enabling people to obtain a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree by research and is pleased to be able ... +

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences places a very high value on enabling people to obtain a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree by research and is pleased to be able to extend this facility to students on the Dubai Campus. Initially, those with an interest in undertaking a project in the broad area of energy are encouraged to apply. This may include renewable energy, energy utilization, and energy conservation as well as improved materials for energy production and conversion (for example, the development of nanocomposite carbide coatings). -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Kaunas University of Technology
Kaunas, Lithuania

The aim of the programme is to prepare the highly qualified scientists of energetics and power engineering for industry and education institutions.

The aim of the programme is to prepare the highly qualified scientists of energetics and power engineering for industry and education institutions. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
01 Sep 2020
15 May 2020
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Energy Studies is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Energy Studies is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of energy studies. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Bolzano, Italy

With this Ph.D. program, we train young researchers in the field of sustainable use of resources in the production systems of energy, of buildings, in energy final utilization ... +

With this Ph.D. program, we train young researchers in the field of sustainable use of resources in the production systems of energy, of buildings, in energy final utilization, in the development of products and in manufacturing. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English, Italian, German
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Universidade da Coruña
A Coruña, Spain +1 More

The Interuniversity Doctorate program in Energy and Marine Propulsion is oriented to the achievement of research capacities in the field of Energy Engineering and to develop m ... +

The Interuniversity Doctorate program in Energy and Marine Propulsion is oriented to the achievement of research capacities in the field of Energy Engineering and to develop methods, procedures, equipment or systems as well as emerging technologies of interest in the industry, making it more competitive The naval and industrial production sector in general. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Spanish
Campus
 
The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Nottingham, United Kingdom

PhD projects in the area of sustainable energy technology explore how new and renewable technologies may be harnessed at the scale of buildings and the wider built environment ... +

PhD projects in the area of sustainable energy technology explore how new and renewable technologies may be harnessed at the scale of buildings and the wider built environment. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Dec 2019
Campus
 
University College of Southeast Norway
Rauland, Norway +6 More

This Ph.D. is related to the areas of process technology, environmental technology, and engineering cybernetics, with relevant applications within the field of a technical-ind ... +

This Ph.D. is related to the areas of process technology, environmental technology, and engineering cybernetics, with relevant applications within the field of a technical-industrial process- and energy systems. -
PhD
Full-time
6 semesters
English
Campus