Research course

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research

Imperial College London · Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants for PhD MUST have a bachelors degree and a master's degree (or be studying for a master's degree). If you have studied at a UK university our minimum entry requirement is either an integrated masters (MEng) honours degree in electrical engineering or a related subject, passed at 2.1 or 1st, OR a bachelors (BEng) honours degree in electrical engineering or a related subject passed at 2.1 or 1st and a MSc.

If you have studied overseas our minimum entry requirement is a bachelors degree passed at the equivalent to a UK 1st or 2.1 honours degree in Electrical Engineering or a related subject, and a master's, or equivalent, qualification. English language requirements - to obtain maximum benefit from your studies, you will need to have a full command of the English language.

Students coming to the College must normally have been educated in an English speaking country, or take an English language test before admission can be confirmed. You can submit your application before taking your English language test, and before your final degree results are known.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London is an internationally leading research centre. Imperial is consistently rated among the United Kingdom’s top three universities, and was ranked 3rd in Europe and 10th in the world for engineering and information technology by The Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings.

A full-time student will normally complete the PhD programme in three years from their initial registration.

Research in the Department is carried out within five research groups:

Their boundaries are not fixed, and provide the flexibility needed to develop fast-moving and changing fields of research.

The Department is also a member of two Centres for Doctoal Training (CDTs) in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids (jointly with Strathclyde University), and HiPEDS: High Performance Embedded and Distributed Systems (jointly with Imperial College's Department of Computing)

Department specialisms

Bio-inspired Technology Circuits and Systems; Communications and Signal Processing Control and Power Engineering; Intelligent Systems and Networks; Optics and Semiconductor Devices;

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Ms Kay Hancox
+44 (0)20 7594 6166