King's College London

Ph.D. On Campus
36 months
23400 GBP/year
5300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Research income: Since January 2005, the CTR has attracted over £3m in research funding; its current research funding support is £1.2m. Moreover, since 2001, the CTR has received £5.4m in research funding, and has participated, among others, in nine EU-funded projects and seven EPSRC-funded projects.


Current staff: The Institute currently has 10 academic members, one RAs, three RFs, and 40 PhD students. This gives a ratio of approximately four PhD students for each academic member. The CTR successfully graduated over 60 PhD students since 2001.

Recent publications: The Institute has an excellent publications record: its papers have been cited more than 14,000 times. It has published over 1,350 papers; it has published three books, over 25 book chapters, and has filed ,over 20 patents. The average number of citations per paper published by the Institute is more than 10. These statistics put the Institute in a select band of top groups in the UK undertaking wireless communications research.

Key facts:

Current research projects: In 1996, the CTR was one of four selected founding academic members of the “Virtual Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Personal Communications (Mobile VCE)”, a prestigious venture between industry and academia. Since then, the CTR remained as a major contributor to Mobile VCE. In 2008, the CTR was selected as one of the four research groups, among the 56 Universities that applied, to participate in the “Green Radio” work area of Mobile VCE’s Research Programme.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, King's College London (KCL) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. King's College London (KCL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Course study environment
  • The graduate students are an integral part of the academic life of the Institute of Telecommunications. All research students are provided with a dedicated work area, computing facilities, access to laboratory facilities, photocopying, and support for conference attendance. You will attend a School induction course, and also the Institute induction meeting. 
Postgraduate training
  • Receiving the appropriate training and support is vital in successfully completing a research degree, and King's has the highest completion rates in England (HEFCE 2007). All research students are required to attend the training provided by the School. Other training needs are assessed on an individual basis, in discussion with your supervisors. Some students are given the opportunity to work as laboratory demonstrators for undergraduate classes.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

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On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours degree in Electrical Engineerting, Electronics or Computer Engineering or a closely related subject and a good background in the area of intended research.
  • Applicants who do not meet the undergraduate requirements but have or are currently studying an additional Masters with Merit in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or Computer Engineering may be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.


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