Research course

Electronic Engineering

University of Kent · School of Engineering and Digital Arts
MSc by researchMPhilPhDEngD

Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 honours degree in electronics, computing or a related electronics subject.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry


Course content

In addition to traditional PhD research programmes, we offer an engineering doctorate (EngD). The Engineering Doctorate is for students who want a career in industry. A four-year programme combines PhD-level research projects with taught courses, and students spend about 75% of their time working directly with a company.

As well as offering excellent research facilities and equipment, the School allows students the opportunity to participate in regular research seminars and workshops and offers students the possibility of attending international conferences in order to present their work. As a research student in the School, you will become a member of one of our thriving research groups.

Department specialisms

Current research themes include: photonic components, networks/wireless systems, microwave and millimetre-wave systems, antenna systems, radio-over-fibre systems, electromagnetic bandgaps and metamaterials, frequency selective surfaces.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding web pages for the most current information and application details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
36 months
full time
24 months


part time
60-72 months
full time
36-48 months


part time
72 months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

School of Engineering and Digital Arts
+44 (0)1227 827535
+44 (0)1227 456084