Research course

Advanced Technology Institute

University of Surrey · Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a first or upper-second class degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent overseas qualification), or a lower second plus a good Masters degree (distinction normally required).

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category.

Months of entry

January, April, July

Course content

The Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) is one of the University’s world-leading research centres. As a PhD student, you’ll work alongside other ATI researchers in the areas of quantum information, nanotechnology, energy, microwave engineering and advanced materials.

The ATI houses 160 researchers, including engineers, physicists, materials scientists, biologists and chemists. Approximately half of these are PhD students, allowing you to pursue truly multidisciplinary research.

It’s likely you’ll also have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists around the world, which will enhance your international outlook. As part of the larger Faculty Graduate School community, you’ll receive the training you need to become a fully fledged researcher, and drive the next generation of technology and innovation.

You’ll have access to ATI’s extensive facilities and equipment, which has benefitted from more than £40million of investment, to fabricate, characterise, analyse and simulate. This means you can push the frontiers of physics and engineering, while also working closely with local, national and international companies.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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