Ph. D. On Campus

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

University of Strathclyde

36 months
23050 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The University of Strathclyde offers a MPhil, PhD, Engineering Doctorate (EngD) and Industrial Doctorate in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.


MPhil & PhD

You can apply for our one year MPhil or three year PhD programmes at any point during the year. We welcome speculative research proposals or you can select from our list of defined PGR projects offered by our Institutes.

All PhD students in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering programme from the University of Strathclyde will be enrolled in the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development programme (PgCert RPD).

This certificate is designed to support you with your research and rewards you for things you'll do as a research student here. It'll help you improve skills which are important to professional development and employability:

  • the knowledge and intellectual abilities to conduct your research
  • the personal qualities to succeed in your research and chosen career
  • the standards, requirements and conduct of a professional researcher in your discipline
  • working with others and communicating the impact of your research to a wide range of audiences

All you have to do is plan these activities alongside your PhD, documenting and reflecting your journey to success along the way.


We offer EngD programmes in two research areas:

  • Optics and Photonics Technologies
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation

These are delivered in partnership with a number of other reputable UK universities, so do not worry if you are directed to another university website to submit your application. You can apply for these all year round. EngD students are not required to enrol on the PGCert RPD.

Industrial Doctorate

An Industrial Doctorate offers those currently in work, the opportunity to gain a PhD through undertaking a three year industrial-focused research project with their employer. Your project focuses on issues relevant to the company, enabling it to gain valuable knowledge, supporting its growth and development.

Programme Structure

Key Research:

  • Institute for Energy & Environment
  • Institute for Sensors, Signals & Communications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply for a postgraduate research degree at any point in the year.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You'll need a first or 2:1 UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant engineering, physical sciences or technology based discipline from a recognised academic institution.

If English isn't your first language, you'll also need to have a recent UKVI recognised Secure English Language Test (SELT) qualification.

During the application you'll be asked for the following:

  • your full contact details
  • transcripts and certificates of all degrees
  • proof of English language proficiency if English isn't your first language
  • two references, one of which must be academic
  • funding or scholarship information
  • research proposal of 250-1,000 words in length, detailing the subject area and topic to be investigated

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23050 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 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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