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Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #58 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
The Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme offered by the University of Bristol has an international reputation for world-leading research in areas such as mobile and wireless communication systems, microelectronics, electrical energy management, photonics and optical communications, artificial vision and image analysis, and high-performance networks.
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Overview

The department collaborates with more than 30 industrial organisations and has been successful in attracting substantial research funding from diverse sources in the UK, Europe and overseas.

Careers

Students from the Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme offered by the University of Bristol  typically go into a variety of careers, including working in research or academic roles at universities in the UK and overseas. A large number of students go on to work in industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date
    • We welcome applications at any time of year.
    • Start date is not fixed.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Areas of research included:

  • Antenna design and fabrication
  • Channel measurement and prediction
  • Information theory and advanced wireless access
  • Broadband wireless (including 4G cellular)
  • Network architectures and cross-layer interaction
  • Gigabit wireless local/personal area networks
  • Computational electromagnetics
  • RF technologies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    85

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An upper second-class degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4365 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4365 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part time fees: EU/EEA: 2,183 GBP per year
  • FT fees: Channel Islands/Isle of Man: 9,365 GBP per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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