Areas of research strength include biophysics, imaging and optical science, photonic engineering, power electronics, ultrasonics and electromagnetic simulation.
This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element).
The course is usually completed over a period of around three years, however, a 42-month duration course is also available.
The facilities in the faculty are outstanding and include a Gigahertz transverse electromagnetic cell, an RF anechoic chamber, an optical materials evaluation system lab, an RF lab, a photoluminescence lab, optics and ultrasonic labs comprising multiple optical benches, semiconductor clean rooms, power electronic module packaging facility, 270 kVA variable frequency ac supply, dynamometer testing to 800 kW and 120,000 rpm, and environmental testing including temperature, altitude, humidity and vibration.
Support for Postgraduate Research students is coordinated through the Faculty Research Office. Each PhD student will have a main academic supervisor and at least one additional supervisor. Regular formal supervision meetings, usually once a month, will take place with one or both of your supervisors. We also provide academic postgraduate advisors and student PGR reps are available if you have a query about procedures relating to a research study, are concerned about your progress or the facilities available.
All PhD students are enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering Training Programme, this is a structured programme of training drawing on formal external frameworks such as Joint Skills Statement, the Research Development Framework (RDF) and the Research Council guidance. The Engineering and Science Research Council (EPSRC) has recognized our Faculty programme as a sector leading standard of postgraduate research development and training.
- Entry requirements: 2.1 (or international equivalent) and/or masters degree at merit level or above in a relevant subject
- IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in each element)