Advanced Technology Institute

University of Surrey

Ph.D. On Campus
48 months
21400 GBP/year
4327 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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At the Advanced Technology Institute programme from University of Surrey you will work alongside other ATI researchers in the areas of quantum information, nanotechnology, energy, microwave engineering, and advanced materials.


Why choose this course

The Advanced Technology Institute programme from University of Surrey houses 160 researchers made up of engineers, physicists, materials scientists, biologists and chemists, approximately half of which are PhD students, allowing you to pursue truly multidisciplinary research.

It is likely you will have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists around the world, which will enhance your international outlook. As part of the larger Faculty Graduate School community, you will receive the training you need to become a fully-fledged researcher and drive the next generation of technology and innovation.

You will have access to ATI’s extensive set of equipment (over £40M invested) to fabricate, characterise, analyse and simulate, so that you can push the frontiers of physics and engineering, while also working closely with local, national, and international companies.

Additionally, you will be able to join the most appropriate professional institution based on your degree. This is nominally the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and/or the Institute of Physics (IOP) as an Associate Member, and you will be entitled to apply for full membership after three years of postgraduate studies.

Programme Structure

Research themes
  • Photonics
  • Quantum science and technology
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • Advanced energy materials
  • Flexible and printed electronics
  • Sensors and smart environments
  • Ion beams
  • RF and microwave devices
  • Micro and nanofabrication
  • Microscopy and surface science
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Renewable energy systems.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a first or upper-second class degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent overseas qualification), or a lower second plus a good Masters degree (distinction normally required).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21400 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.

Part time:

  • EU/EEA £2,163.50
  • NON-EU/EEA £10,700


A Postgraduate Doctoral Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate doctoral course.

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