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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute


Ørsted Energy Masters Scholarships Now Available

(22 May 2018)

This is a unique opportunity as these scholarships are only available to UK and EU students who wish to study on the MSc Energy and Society or the MSc New and Renewable Energy at Durham University.

Ørsted (Formerly DONG Energy) are offering a number of scholarships for outstanding UK and EU students who will be starting the course in October 2018. The scholarships will have a value of up to £6,000.

Ørsted is a key strategic partner for Durham University and collaborates with Durham Energy Institute Researchers on a number of research projects and activities.The MSc Energy and Society course,in association with the Durham Energy Institute, is an innovative postgraduate programme designed to appeal across the disciplines.The programme draws on leading experts in energy studies at Durham from Anthropology, Engineering, Geography, Physics, Economics, Humanities and other departments. It is taught through intensive block-teaching, group field-study, original dissertation research and a range of optional modules designed to complement the core teaching. Find out more about the MSc Energy and Society course.

The MSc New and Renewable Energy course is designed to equip our graduates with the skills required to meet the growing challenge to achieve energy and environmental sustainability through the application of new and renewable energy technologies. The programme aims to enable students to develop the capacity to solve problems across the traditional Engineering boundaries and to have an appreciation of complete energy systems from source to end user, to have knowledge of the relevant technologies and to understand the interactions between them. The programme also provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in research, development, design and project management through individual and team-based project work. Find out more about the MSc New and Renewable Energy course.

The deadline for Ørsted scholarship applications is 15th July 2018. By the deadline, you must have completed your Durham University MSc application and have sent a 400-500 word supporting statement of why you should be considered for a scholarship to:

You can also find out about other studentships and bursaries available to MSc students at Durham's Postgraduate Funding Database.

Ørsted is a global leader in offshore wind with a 25 per cent market share. They develop, construct and operate multiple offshore wind farms across Europe, and are gradually expanding their global presence. In the UK alone, they have nine operational offshore wind farms and are building a world first bio plant called Renescience, a waste-to-energy solution that will increase recycling rates and provide energy for up to 110,000 UK homes. They also offer green electricity without the premium to UK businesses. On a global scale, they have built enough offshore wind to power 9.5 million people, and by 2025, their ambition is to power 30 million people with offshore one of the leading energy groups in northern Europe with almost 7000 employees.