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18 PhD Programs in Energy

The Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD, is the highest academic degree students can obtain in a wide range of academic areas. It helps students gain research skills and become recognized experts in their particular fields. What is a PhD in Energy Studies? The program is geared towards research into and deep understanding of energy systems, climate change, and energy generation, distribution, and supply.… Read more

The Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD, is the highest academic degree students can obtain in a wide range of academic areas. It helps students gain research skills and become recognized experts in their particular fields.

What is a PhD in Energy Studies? The program is geared towards research into and deep understanding of energy systems, climate change, and energy generation, distribution, and supply. Some areas of study include renewable energy, energy investment and finance, policy, development, low-emission technologies, law, climate science, and strategies and innovation in carbon management. Other courses include low-carbon power-generation technologies, entrepreneurship, management, and energy efficiency and transport.

Students who complete the PhD program may attain the ability to apply knowledge and research methods towards solving problems in and out of the field. They may also gain the writing skills needed for publishable work and the leadership abilities needed to advance research and development.

The total cost of a PhD in Energy Studies is contingent upon the selected school, the country where it is based and where the student lives. The course duration runs between three and five years. Promising students should request information from potential schools for more information on tuition.

Those who earn a PhD in Energy Studies can have energy-related careers in both the public and the private sectors. Advisors help analyze and formulate energy policy. Researchers develop renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies. Other career possibilities include energy supply manager or director, environmental analyst, chemist, engineer, environmental planner, geologist, or regulatory analyst. Jobs may involve either improving energy efficiency in existing grids or advancing innovations in alternative energy.

PhD programs in Energy Studies are available in universities around the world, both online and in person. If you are interested in pursuing this degree, 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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Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Polytech is one of ten universities in Russia teaching students about renewable energy and the only one that offers scientific solutions for the Arctic and offshore wind farms ... +

Polytech is one of ten universities in Russia teaching students about renewable energy and the only one that offers scientific solutions for the Arctic and offshore wind farms. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English, Russian
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Campus
 
Atlantic International University
Honolulu, USA

The Doctor of Renewable Energy program helps students develop practical skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate alternative energy sources, and provide applied so ... +

The Doctor of Renewable Energy program helps students develop practical skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate alternative energy sources, and provide applied solutions to the energy demand. The major is decidedly interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on the underlying natural processes relating to renewable energy and employing the scientific method. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Online
 
Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Energy is essential for the organization of society, for transportation, to maintain the proper temperature in our homes in winter and summer, and for the operation of industr ... +

Energy is essential for the organization of society, for transportation, to maintain the proper temperature in our homes in winter and summer, and for the operation of industry, farms and offices. In spite of everything, many energy resources are finite and, at higher levels, energy consumption is, in general, a source of pollution. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
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Campus
 

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Auburn University - College of Engineering
Auburn, USA

The purpose of this degree program is to produce graduates who are able to identify new discoveries and apply engineering analyzes to develop sustainable solutions to complex ... +

The purpose of this degree program is to produce graduates who are able to identify new discoveries and apply engineering analyzes to develop sustainable solutions to complex engineering problems. An additional goal is to produce graduates who conduct independent cutting-edge research in biosystems engineering and that can clearly communicate research findings to technical and non-technical audiences. -
PhD
Full-time
6 - 10 years
English
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
Campus
 
The Cyprus Institute
Nicosia, Cyprus

The program promotes research excellence and educates students on the scientific frontiers and advanced methodologies at the vanguard of interconnected issues related to Clima ... +

The program promotes research excellence and educates students on the scientific frontiers and advanced methodologies at the vanguard of interconnected issues related to Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, Energy, Hydrology, Sustainable Built Environment, and Sustainable Policy. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Selinus University of Science and Literature
London, United Kingdom +1 More

The research thesis of this PhD should investigate the reasons why modern society relies on stable and readily available energy supplies. Renewable energy is an increasingly i ... +

The research thesis of this PhD should investigate the reasons why modern society relies on stable and readily available energy supplies. Renewable energy is an increasingly important component of energy sources. The research should cover energy conversion, use and storage of renewable technologies such as wind, solar, biomass, fuel cells and hybrid systems. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 
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
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 - 6 years
English
Feb 2023
Campus
 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

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

The interdisciplinary postgraduate research program 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 Ph.D. program 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 - 6 years
English
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 - 42 months
English
Campus