A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent
- Transcripts/degree certificate
- Two references
- A one-page research proposal
- Name of potential Supervisor
- a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
- the question that your research will address
- an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
- an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
- a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
- a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
- an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
The Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering research division is home to more than 70 research students working in fields as diverse as atomic force microscopy, quantum sensors, high speed optical devices and atomistic device simulations.
Our Electronic and Electrical Engineering research is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 in the UK and top 5 in Scotland, recently achieving 1st in Scotland and 6th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2014).
You will have access to the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre (JWNC) and the Kelvin Nanocharacterisation Centre. The JWNC holds a number of world records in nanofabrication including for the performance of nanoscale electronic and optoelectronic devices.
Over 250 international companies have worked with the JWNC in the last five years. Over 90 different universities from around the globe collaborate with us in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
The Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering research division carries out leading-edge research in the following areas:
Semiconductor Device Modelling
- Statistical variability
- Monte Carlo transport
- Quantum transport
- Compact models
- Circuit simulation
- Process simulation
- Molecular electronics
More information: Device Modelling
- Semiconductor lasers, amplifiers and LEDS
- Nonlinear optics
- Photonic integration
- Quantum sensors
More information: Optoelectronics
Micro and Nanotechnology
- Atomic force microscopy
- Electromagnetics design
- Microsystem technology
- Ultrafast systems
- High frequency electronics
- Nano-Electronic diamond devices and systems
More information: Micro & Nanotechnology
Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
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