Entry requirements

You will need: a minimum classification of 2.1 in a first degree (or equivalent); and, preferably, a Masters degree (or Masters degree pending); and (if English is not your first language) appropriate English Language qualifications (you will normally be required to achieve minimum IELTS scores of 6.5 or equivalent). You will also need to have the commitment and motivation to undertake a sustained programme of independent and self-directed study and training as a researcher.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Based within our Faculty of Science and Technology, our research in Electronic Engineering is focused around a number of thematic clusters including:

Electronic and Communication Engineering working on systems analysis;
applied DSP and VLSI;
wireless communications;
and communications and compunetics.

Semantic Computing and Systems Engineering which incorporates the Semantic Computing and Computer Vision and Imaging groups.

Much of our work has an applied focus, with real-world impact. Our teaching and research are closely linked, so that students are able to learn from leading researchers in the field and our campus facilities are equipped with state of the art instrumentation.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you must demonstrate English language skills to the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 at commencement. We will then expect you to undertake courses to develop your English language competence to the equivalent of IELTS 7.0 in your first year of study.

Fees and funding

Please find details of fees and the range of funding opportunities (including studentships) available through the University on our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-96 months
full time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Research Admissions
+44 (0)20 7911 5731