How to apply

How to apply

Entry requirements

Applications are currently closed. We will open recruitment for 2025 entry in Autumn 2024. Please check our Scholarships page for more updates.
The EPSRC CDT in Offshore Wind Energy Sustainability and Resilience recruits applicants who have received or expect to receive either 1) a first class honours degree* or 2) a 2:1 honours degree and a Masters* or 3) a Distinction at Masters level and any undergraduate degree* (*or the international equivalents). The CDT broadly recruits individuals with qualifications in the following, or associated subjects:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Earth science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
If your first language is not English, or you require a Student Visa to study, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level that meets the requirements of the Aura CDT’s academic partners. This course requires academic IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each skill.

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How to Apply

  • complete transcripts (and final degree certificate(s) where possible). If your qualification documents are not in English, you will need to supply copies of your original language documents as well as their official translation into English.
  • Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A completed Supplementary Application Form (please upload according to instructions on the project page).

Guidance on completing your Supplementary Application Form: The EPSRC CDT in Offshore Wind Energy Sustainability and Resilience is committed to generating a diverse and inclusive training programme. As part of our inclusive practices, the Centre adopts a process of assessing applicants’ experience, skills and attributes independently of personal details. To enable us to do this, we ask you, as the applicant to complete the Supplementary Application Form, omitting the following personally identifying information from the form – names, age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation.  The form is then used by the Panel to assess and select applicants for interview. The form asks for details of your education, training and employment history as well as some specific questions about your motivations and research experience and interests. It is very important that you do not include the personally identifying information specified.

Applicants must:

Remove references to: name(s), age, ethnic group, nationality, gender, religion, disability and sexual orientation. 

Complete all sections of the form in font and size Calibri 11pt.

Specify the research project for which they are interested in applying.

Once fully completed, you should upload the form with your application:

Durham University – please upload when asked to add Personal Statement. The Form replaces the Personal Statement and so you do not need to complete the Personal Statement section.

University of Hull – please upload when asked to add a Research Proposal (the Form replaces the Research Proposal which is not needed for this application). 

Loughborough University – please upload as part of your supporting evidence documentation. 

(You will also be asked for your degree transcripts during the application process).

Please do not send your form directly to the CDT.

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