Ph.D. On Campus

Advanced Technology Institute

University of Surrey

48 months
22700 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Advanced Technology Institute programme of the University of Surrey is one of the University’s world-leading research centres. As a PhD student, you’ll work alongside other ATI researchers in the areas of quantum information, nanotechnology, energy, microwave engineering and advanced materials. 


Why choose this programme

The Advanced Technology Institute programme of the University of Surrey houses 160 researchers, including engineers, physicists, materials scientists, biologists and chemists. Approximately half of these are PhD students, allowing you to pursue truly multidisciplinary research.

It’s likely you’ll also 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’ll receive the training you need to become a fully fledged researcher, and drive the next generation of technology and innovation.

You’ll have access to ATI’s extensive facilities and equipment, which has benefitted from more than £40million of investment, to fabricate, characterise, analyse and simulate. This means you can push the frontiers of physics and engineering, while also working closely with local, national and international companies.

Additionally, you’ll 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’ll 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

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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).
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22700 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 48 months.


  • UK: £2,250
  • Overseas: £11,400

Living costs for Guildford

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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