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Electronic and Electrical Engineering, MPhil/PhD

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #10 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The facilities in this Electronic and Electrical Engineering programme at University College London (UCL) are world class, with access to the state-of -the-art London Centre for Nanotechnology, and excellent in-house design and test facilities for RF, radar, communications, optical networks, materials and photonic research
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Overview

University College London (UCL) has a large and vibrant community of doctoral students researching a broad range of topics in electronic and electrical engineering. 

Graduates of this Electronic and Electrical Engineering programme are in high demand, going on to careers in industry, academic research, and permanent academic positions at top institutions. Many of our graduates now hold senior positions in the industry.

Thanks to the breadth of research we carry out in the department, we offer doctorates across a wide range of topics in electrical engineering from nanotechnology and novel materials, to circuits and systems, radar, communications, photonics and optical networks and large scale networks. We collaborate widely, both with other departments in UCL, and internationally with leading research groups around the world.

Careers

Many of our recent PhD graduates have taken up positions as postdoctoral researchers at leading universities, whilst others continue their research careers in industry. A significant number use the PhD as a stepping stone to careers in other sectors, including management consultancy and finance. Several have started up their own businesses and become successful entrepreneurs.

Employability

Our research students are in high demand post-graduation, going on to take up careers in industry, in academic research as postdoctoral researchers, and in many cases continuing to permanent academic positions at such institutions as the University of Liverpool; Queen Mary, University of London; University of British Columbia; Aston University; City University and the University of Hokkaido. Many of our students have taken up senior positions in industry at such companies as Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia-Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, and some have taken up Directorships. Several graduates have been awarded prestigious fellowships, including Royal Academy of Engineering and Royal Society University Fellowships, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Awards and EPSRC Fellowships.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas
  • Communications and information systems: telecommunication networks and services; wireless communications; IP networks; sensor networks; information security and retrieval
  • Electronic materials and devices: optical materials and electronic devices; quantum nanoelectronics; diamond electronics; laser processing; resistive switching
  • Optical networks: optoelectronic devices and systems; large scale optical networks; dense WDM optically routed networks; optical packet networks; high speed optical systems
  • Photonics: ultrafast photonic devices; wireless over fibre devices and systems; photonic generation of THz signals; advanced liquid crystal devices; uncooled and coherent wavelength division multiplex technology
  • Sensors, systems and circuits: radar and sonar; antennas and EM modelling; medical electronics; RFID systems; IC design.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    62

    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. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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 UK Master’s degree, or a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. 
  • The qualification may be in any relevant subject, e.g. electronic engineering, communication engineering, computer science, chemistry, materials science (the latter two for electronic materials research).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24470 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Overseas: £12,510 (PT)

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 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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