Optical Communications (PhD/MPhil), Ph.D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #301 ,
Established in 1884, Bangor University combines traditional academic excellence with cutting-edge research and equipment, and ranks in the top 40 in the UK for research.

About

The University is made up of five Colleges housing twenty-twoacademic Schools, as well as over fifty specialist research centres, enabling the provision of over 150 postgraduate courses spanning the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.We believe strongly in supporting the academic development of our postgraduates.

Our Early Researcher Development Programme (ERDP) provides training and workshops that will help you develop and maintain the key research, vocational and entrepreneurial skills necessary to meet the demands of your future career.From the moment you arrive, you’ll be given as much help and support as possible with health and welfare matters as well as with your academic work.

Our Student Support Services centre provides a one-stop-shop for advice and guidance on matters from money and housing to disability support, counselling and local faith provision.Your work-life balance can be key to the success of your postgraduate study.

Situated between the mountains, lakes and forests of the Snowdonia National Park and miles of dramatic coastline, Bangor provides one of the most attractive study locations in the UK, and is a great base for all kinds of outdoor sports and activities.Bangor is at the heart of the region’s transport network, with quick road and rail links taking you across to Liverpool and Manchester in just 90 minutes. Bangor’s location on the London to Holyhead main line means that the regular ferry service from Holyhead Port to Dublin is just 20 minutes away, while a direct train will take you to the centre of London in little over 3 hours.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Areas
Optical Communications with research interests in:
  • Advanced optical communications systems for long-haul core networks
  • Optical networking and future all-optical networks
  • Optical and electrical signal processing

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    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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Academic Requirements

  • A good honours degree or equivalent is required.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15500 International

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.