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Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, PhD/MSc by Research

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #81 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom
Research in Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham addresses key challenges, problems and opportunities currently facing our civilisation, in power, communications, transport, healthcare and human-systems integration.
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Overview

University of Birmingham is proud of their long-standing international reputation in research related to  Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, railway engineering and communications and sensing.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Registration for PhD and MSc by Research study can take place at the beginning of any month

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      PhD - 3 years full-time; MSc by Research - 1 year full-time

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      PhD - 6 years part-time; MSc by Research - 2 years part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research themes

  • Communications and Sensing
  • Electrical Power and Control Systems
  • Railway Systems Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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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

  • A 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject, an appropriate standard of English and adequate financial support. 
  • The requirements also allow for entry based on comparable ability, as indicated by a good UK MSc performance or a lower first degree performance plus substantial relevant experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4380 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.

£2,190 UK/EU students, part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 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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