Instrumentation, Ph.D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    21000
    Tuition (Year)
    4195
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Instrumentation involves the measurement of phenomena ranging from nano-scale molecular processes in biological cells right through to macro-scale chemical processes in industrial reactors, including environmental monitoring, disease diagnosis, drug and explosive detection and molecular imaging for health-care and the life-sciences.

To meet the measurement demands, research is conducted into new instrumentation exploiting a wide range of advanced chemical, biochemical and physical sensors that utilise optical spectroscopies, complex mass spectrometries such ion mobility and secondary ion mass spectrometry, laser generated ultra-sound, laser trapping, polymer microfabrication, microfluidics, optical fibre sensing and PET tomography. Application and development of non invasive spectroscopic techniques to assess tissue viability, hospital based research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Duration part-time 36
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open

Programme Structure

Other resources include:

  • Library training and ongoing assistance from a dedicated School librarian
  • Option to attend undergraduate or MSc classes in the University that may be beneficial to studies
  • Invitation to International Seminar Programmes within the School, and in other Schools and Research Institutes around the University.  Studentw will be expected to participate in the School's Research Student Seminar Programme
  • Invitation to Careers Service events which includes meetings with employers and recruitment agencies as well as specialised training in career planning, job applications, interview techniques and CV writing

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 570

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

The standard academic entry requirement will normally be at least an Upper Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent). The School may require a First Class honours degree or international equivalent for some research projects. 

English language

Applicants whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate competency in the English language. 

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no sub score less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL Paper Based: 570 (with a minimum TWE of 5.0)
  • TOEFL Computer Based: 230 (with a minimum TWE of 5.0)
  • IBTOEFL Internet Based: of at least 90

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 21000 International
  • GBP 4195 EU/EEA
    PhD (full-time)

    • UK/EU students (per annum): Band A £4,195; Band B £6,500; Band C £8,500; Band D £14,500 
    • International students (per annum): Band A £21,000; Band B £22,000; Band C £23,000; Band D £26,000

      PhD (part-time)

      • UK/EU students (per annum): Band A £2,098; Band B £3,250; Band C £4,250; Band D £7,500 
      • International students (per annum): Band A £10,500; Band B £11,000; Band C £11,500; Band D £13,000

      Funding

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