Research course

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

UCL - University College London · Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Entry 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).

Months of entry


Course content

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 curcuits 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.

Our department is the oldest electronic engineering department in England, and remains one of the most highly regarded and research active. Our research is at the cutting edge of the discipline, and we have an enviable track record of exploiting our research in new technologies. Our facilities 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, and phonic research. More than this, we also offer comprehensive training and support packages, with dedicated staff, and access to the support system offered by UCL graduate school.

Department specialisms

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.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)

A number of competitive EPSRC studentships are normally available for candidates liable to pay fees at the UK/ EU rate. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) also awards competitive scholarships for graduate study Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the departmental pages .
Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Electronic Engineering
+44 (0)20 7679 7304
020 7679 3001