Postgraduate research

The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society has an inherently strong research culture with research students making a highly valued contribution to School's overall research profile.

The School is divided into six research Institutes:

  • Institute of Sustainable Building Design
  • Institute for Infrastructure & Environment
  • Institute for Social Policy, Housing, and Equalities Research
  • Institute of Earth & Life Sciences
  • Institute for GeoEnergy Engineering
  • The Urban Institute.

PhD opportunities

We welcome applications for our current funded PhD opportunities with decisions being based on the experience and potential of the applicant and the fit of the research proposal to the School's multidisciplinary research portfolio.

Self-funded PhD study

We are always looking for first class researchers and we welcome applications from self, industry or other scholarship funded candidates.

If you are interested in working with us and can provide your own funding or if you are planning to apply for a scholarship (e.g. government, national research council, European Union), then please do not hesitate to contact our research team at

Key information

Research Office