Electronic Engineering PhD

Electronic engineers produce the next generation of computers, satellites and mobile communication systems, and we are positioned at the forefront of these developments.

With our brand new 5G Innovation Centre, four internationally leading research centres and partnership (in collaboration with University of Strathclyde) with the National Physical Laboratory, your time with us will enable you to become an expert in your specialism.

From revolutionary approaches in spacecraft design and ingenious communications systems to nanostructures with incredible properties and the manipulation of light itself, our research in electronic engineering is at the most exciting edge of technological innovation.

Through consistent investment stemming from our deep commitment to world-class, sustainable research programmes, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has built up an impressive infrastructure to support all its activities.

The interdisciplinary nature of much of our work encourages us to constantly explore new opportunities to cross boundaries, providing you with truly world-class opportunities.

Programme Overview

There are around 300 PhD students within the Department and most of our doctoral research is offered by our PhD.

The Department also has an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training on Applications of Next Generation Accelerators in collaboration with the Universities of Strathclyde and Huddersfield, and Queen’s University Belfast.

The quality of our research is recognised by prestigious prizes from industry and government bodies (both British and international). We have a strong track record of funding from UK research councils and the European Union.

Why not discover the experiences of past and present students studying the subject, including Tom Wantock, Soheyl Soodmand and Charles Malleson?

In recent news, one of our PhD students' research efforts was recently praised by the Saudi ambassador to the UK and another PhD student won a Silver Medal at the International Astronautical Congress.

Remember to mention TARGETjobs when contacting employers!