Become a student

Study at the forefront of energy demand research

– Are you interested in energy demand research; a complex interplay of people, buildings and economics? You could make an important contribution to lowering carbon emissions from our built stock, currently responsible for over 40% of UK energy use and emissions, and to addressing the challenge of fuel affordability.

– Are you looking for a high quality multidisciplinary doctoral training programme (MRes + PhD) in energy which gives you the opportunity to learn from experienced researchers, undertake original research at a world leading institution, undertake placements with industry and undertake a comprehensive skills and development programme?

– Are you a graduate with a good first degree in one of the following areas: physical sciences (physics, natural sciences, chemistry, materials science), statistics, mathematics, engineering (civil, mechanical, chemical, electronic, electrical), economics, social sciences or other built environment disciplines?

– Many of the challenges that we address are technical at their core, sitting within a wider social and economic context; applicants are particularly welcomed from physics, engineering and other physical science backgrounds; previous experience of energy and buildings is not required.

  • We are now offering a number of fully funded studentships for entry into the 2018/19 academic year.
  • As one of our students you will join a vibrant and diverse community of academics, students and a growing community of LoLo CDT alumni.
  • You will be supervised by world-leading academics supported by large research teams.
  • You will have the opportunity to engage closely with partners in industry, policy, NGOs and academia to pursue relevant and timely research, providing multiple routes into future employment in the rapidly expanding field of energy demand research. Opportunities include joint projects, secondments and mentoring.
  • You will gain business and innovation skills; project and programme management skills; teamwork, communication and leadership skills; and the ability to seek solutions to complex, multifaceted problems.
  • You will receive an enhanced tax free stipend of  approx. £18,000 per year  (UCL) & £16,500 (Loughborough University), UK/EU fees and a generous research budget.

LoLo provides an inclusive and stimulating environment to pursue research, we welcome applications from all, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity and social background. We encourage those from groups that are traditionally not well represented in buildings research to apply.

2nd round of recruitment for 2018/2019 is NOW OPEN. Deadline for applications is 8 April 2018 23.59pm BST, interviews will take place in April/May 2018.

Please read our how and when to apply section before completing the initial application.

Please note: Recruitment is handled separately by UCL and Loughborough. Note that we do not accept applications outside of the main recruitment phases or by CV only. Please note the short listing process for applications for self-funded places may take longer than the main recruitment process.