Good honours degree or Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject.
PhD, MPhil, MSc by research.
Months of entry
January, April, October
Course contentOur research activity and supervision for PhD Applied Physics is concentrated in the following principal research areas: optical and semi conductor devices, semiconductors: theory and experiment, photonics, design and construction of ultrafast systems for Terahertz studies and THz spectroscopy of molecules. Our cross-disciplinary projects draw on the expertise of our electronic engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, physicists and psychologists.
Studying within our School provides both the recent graduate and the practising engineer with an opportunity to gain new skills or enhance existing ones. Our graduates have progressed to a variety of senior positions in industry and academia. Some of the companies and organisations where our former graduates are now employed include: Alcatel Submarine, BT Group, QinetiQ, Dolby Laboratories, Fujitsu, Royal Air Forces, and within our University and Imperial College, London.
We also offer an MPhil and a Masters by dissertation in this subject and part-time research study is also available.
Our School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering has an international reputation for outstanding teaching and research, in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008) 95 per cent of our computer science research was rated of internationally recognised quality, with 15 per cent rated as 'world-learning'.
We are one of the largest and best resourced schools in the UK. Our work is supported by extensive networked computer facilities and software aids, together with a wide range of test and instrumentation equipment. Our research covers a range of topics, from materials science and semiconductor device physics, to the theory of computation and the philosophy of computer science, with most of our research groups based around laboratories offering world-class facilities. Our impressive external research funding stands at over £4 million and we participate in a number of EU initiatives and undertake projects under contract to many outside bodies, including government and industrial organisations.
Research in our School covers a range of topics, from materials science and semiconductor device physics, to the theory of computation and the philosophy of computer science. Most of our groups are based around research laboratories, many of which offer world-class facilities.
Information for international students
Fees and fundingWe offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, see: www.essex.ac.uk.
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Graduate Administrator
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