Taught course

Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems

UCL - University College London · Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes in Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems is taught at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training, a joint centre with UCL and the University of Cambridge. Students study at both universities and benefit from the combined strengths and academic excellence of two institutions. The MRes degree is awarded by the university at which the student is registered. This degree was formerly known as MRes in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems.

UCL and the University of Cambridge have established an exciting Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems (CEPS), leveraging their current strong collaborations in research and innovation. Both UCL and University of Cambridge are amongst the world’s leading research universities and boast high levels of academic excellence. The combined strengths of the two institutions provides a training environment in connected electronic and photonic systems that is hard to beat, worldwide.

The CDT provides doctoral training using expertise drawn from a range of disciplines, and collaborates closely with a wide range of UK industries, using innovative teaching and learning techniques.

The centre aims to create graduates with the skills, confidence and ability to drive future technology research, development and exploitation, as photonics becomes fully embedded in electronics-based systems and applications ranging from communications to sensing, industrial manufacture and biomedicine.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, projects, seminars and laboratory work. Student performance is assessed through unseen written examination and coursework (written assignments, a presentation and design work).

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7679 0658