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Computing and Electronic Systems, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The aim of undertaking your PhD within our School is to become trained as am independent researcher who can critically assess other research work, and have a comprehensive knowledge of their subject area.

About

Studying for your PhD involves person-to-person interaction with your supervisor, who will guide you in developing your chosen research topic, refine your research skills, and advise you in capitalising on the technical knowledge you already have from your taught degree. Supervisors often keep in touch with their PhD graduates throughout their careers, and may work on scientific collaborations with them after they finish their doctorate.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Within our School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, your PhD thesis is generally completed within three to four years and has a length of around 80,000 words.

Your PhD is awarded after your successful defence of your thesis in an oral examination, in which you are interviewed about your research by two examiners, at least one of whom is from outside Essex.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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

For research study within our School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, we normally require a good honours or Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. A well developed research proposal is also essential. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14720 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4630 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Colchester

  • 660 - 1140 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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