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Postgraduate research opportunities in Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Expert supervision is offered in the following areas: New materials and devices for future microelectronic industry; New characterisation techniques for VLSI devices; Qualification, modelling and aging prediction; Development of advanced techniques for variables-speed electric drives; Development of control techniques for power electronic converters; Modelling, simulation and experimental characterisation of power electronic converters and variable speed drives.

The programme route you undertake will depend on your qualifications and experience. Most of our students initially register for MPhil/PhD and go on to complete their PhD via successful progression from MPhil.

On joining LJMU you will be allocated up to three supervisors (including a Director of Studies) who will work with you during your studies. Progression monitoring is undertaken formally and informally by this team on an ongoing basis.

Throughout your studies, you will also have the support of LJMU's Graduate School which offers expert advice and guidance to those enrolled on MPhil and PhD programmes.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: You will need:

a minimum 2.1 Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject

and

research training relating to your chosen subject area for a PhD direct

Additional information:

IELTS 6.5 minimum 5.5 in each component)
58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes)
RPL is accepted on this programme
If you have any specific queries, please contact fetadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Final examination for both the MPhil and the PhD is by thesis and oral examination.

The MPhil differs from the PhD in terms of the depth of study required and the extent of your personal contribution to knowledge. It requires competence in conducting an independent enquiry as well as in the use of appropriate research methods and techniques. Examiners will expect you to display satisfactory background knowledge of the subject.

To gain a PhD you are expected to show mastery of a special field and to have made an original personal contribution to the understanding of a problem, the advancement of knowledge, or the generation of new ideas. Examiners will expect you to be at the forefront of understanding in your chosen topic.

If you are studying for an MPhil you may be able to progress to a PhD, via written and oral assessments in Year 2 (for full-time students) or Year 3 (for part-time students).

Fees

Please contact the department for more details on fees.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MPhil Full-time 1 2 Years
MPhil Part-time 24 48 Months
PhD Full-time 2 4 Years
PhD Part-time 36 84 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2019 48 Months
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time June 2019 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time June 2019 84 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2019 84 Months
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time June 2019 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2019 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time June 2019 48 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 84 Months
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 48 Months
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2019 2 Years

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