Research course

Electronic Engineering (by Research)

Institution
University of Kent · School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Qualifications
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A 2.2 or honours degree or MSc with Merit or above in an electronics, computing or a related electronics subject.

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts offers research-led degrees in a wide range of research disciplines including telecommunications, mobile networks, antennas and optical and radio systems, instrumentation and control systems and biometrics/cyber-security, in a highly stimulating academic environment.

Our one year MSc by Research in Electronic Engineering is an internationally recognised advanced postgraduate research degree, providing an ideal foundation for advanced skills and knowledge. Traditional MSc degrees primarily contain taught modules, whilst an MSc by Research is heavily research or practice-based and you learn through hands-on projects.

Whereas a taught Masters develops expertise in existing subject knowledge, an MSc by Research places more emphasis on research and practical expertise and is project-based rather than module-based. An MSc by Research can focus on individual research skills, providing a strong foundation to build on for students considering a doctoral degree (PhD). Alternatively, our MSc by Research can be done via a practice-based approach, which is more orientated toward the industry. It is well structured, with clearly defined tasks to be completed, which will eventually lead to the final dissertation.

Example topics for MSc by Research in Electronic Engineering

  • Ultrafast real-time microscopy and spectroscopy
  • Automated Analysis and Understanding of Biological Cells from Microscopic Images
  • 3D Printing of Wearable Antennas
  • Brain Computer Interfaces for biometrics and emotion monitoring

Information for international students

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Please note that international fee-paying students cannot undertake a part-time programme due to visa restrictions.

English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

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 pages for the most current information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Our MSc by Research in Electronic Engineering can be undertaken as an External Research Degree (i.e. remotely), or via traditional physical attendance at our Canterbury campus.

Course contact details

Name
School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Email
eda-admissions-pg@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827535