Research course

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University of Nottingham · Division of Electrical Systems and Optics

Entry requirements

2:1 degree (or international equivalent) and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering brings innovation in science and technology to applications ranging from the generation and use of electrical energy (including renewable energy) to high speed information processing and pervasive computing. Areas of research strength include biophysics, imaging and optical science, photonic engineering, power electronics, ultrasonics and electromagnetic simulation.

The facilities in the division are outstanding and include a Gigahertz transverse electromagnetic cell, an RF anechoic chamber, an optical materials evaluation system lab, an RF lab, a photoluminesence lab, optics and ultrasonic labs comprising multiple optical benches, semiconductor clean rooms, power electronic module packaging facility, 270 kVA variable frequency ac supply, dynamometer testing to 800 kW and 120,000 rpm, and environmental testing including temperature, altitude, humidity and vibration.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Department specialisms

For more information on the research being carried out by the Division of Electrical Systems and Optics go to

Information for international students

International Students The International Office offers a number of scholarships for International students. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Faculty of Engineering web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty Research office
+44 (0) 115 951 5557