Research course

Electronic Engineering

University of Surrey · Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

A first or upper second-class degree in engineering or physical sciences, or equivalent overseas qualification, or a lower second plus a good Masters degree (distinction normally required). Students are initially registered for a PhD with probationary status and, subject to satisfactory progress, subsequently confirmed.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Electronic engineers produce the next generation of computers, satellites and mobile communication systems, and we are positioned at the forefront of these developments. With our upcoming 5G Innovation Centre, four internationally leading research centres and partnership (in collaboration with University of Strathclyde) with the National Physical Laboratory, your time with us will enable you to become an expert in your specialism.

There are around 300 PhD students within the Department and most of our doctoral research is offered by our PhD. The Department also has an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training on Applications of Next Generation Accelerators in collaboration with the Universities of Strathclyde and Huddersfield, and Queen’s University Belfast.

Information for international students

Non-native speakers of English will normally be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
The quality of our research is recognised by prestigious prizes from industry and government bodies (both British and international). We have a strong track record of funding from UK research councils and the European Union.
We have a number of fully funded PhD studentships for suitably qualified UK and EU nationals who can demonstrate the appropriate residency requirements. Other funding opportunities also exist within different research centres.

Qualification and course duration


part time
45-96 months
full time
33-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01483 686 069