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MRes Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Their Applications

This Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Their Applications course from University of Birmingham is within the Sustainable Power Generation and Supply of the Research Councils’ Energy Programme, the first of its kind in the UK. It provides systematic knowledge and understanding of hydrogen, fuel cells and their applications, including developments and problems at the forefront of the discipline.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 year (Full-Time)
2 years (Part-Time)
Starting in: Flexible
Tuition Fee: £26,040 per year
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Their Applications course from University of Birmingham will enable you to be able to deal with complex issues, making sound judgements in the absence of complete information, and communicate your conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

You will be able to evaluate current research critically, and be original in the application of your knowledge, proposing new hypotheses as appropriate. You will be self-motivating and able to act autonomously, and will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary to exercise initiative and personal responsibility, to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations, and to have the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.

Our graduates will possess a high level of numeracy and skills in problem solving, team working, communication and information technology will equip you for successful careers outside as well as within the process and allied industries.

Course include:

  • Materials for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
  • The Energy System
  • Marketing and TQM
  • Effective Project Management
  • Business Methods, Economics and Strategy

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology


Preparation for your career should be one of the first things you think about as you start university. Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Birmingham degree, our Careers Network can help you achieve your goal.

Our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area, offering a specialised team (in each of the five academic colleges) who can give you expert advice. Our team source exclusive work experience opportunities to help you stand out amongst the competition, with mentoring, global internships and placements available to you. Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CVs and job applications will help give you the edge.


  • The normal entrance qualification is a 2:2 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Physics or Mathematics).
  • International students applying for this programme will need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office before the University can issue you with a Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS). We recommend that you apply for your ATAS certificate as soon as you receive an offer from us.

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