Research course

Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Science and Engineering
Qualifications
PhDEngDMSc by researchMPhil

Entry requirements

Degree

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent

Required documentation

Applicants should submit:
  • Transcripts/degree certificate
  • Two references
  • A one-page research proposal
  • CV
  • Name of potential Supervisor

Research proposal

Candidates are required to provide a single page outline of the research subject proposed (approximately 1000 words). This need not be a final thesis proposal but should include:
  • 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

Course content

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.

Research areas

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
  • Reliability
  • Compact models
  • Circuit simulation
  • Process simulation
  • Molecular electronics

More information: Device Modelling

Optoelectronics

  • Semiconductor lasers, amplifiers and LEDS
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Photonic integration
  • Nanophotonics
  • 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

Please see the English Language requirements if your first language is not English. Please also see the international page.

Fees and funding

View a full list of our current scholarships.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
72-96 months

EngD

part time
96 months
full time
48-60 months

MSc by research

full time
12-24 months
part time
24-36 months

MPhil

full time
24-36 months
part time
36-48 months

Course contact details