Research course

Electronic Engineering

Institution
University of York · Department of Electronics
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Electronic engineering is a wide-ranging subject and enquiries are welcomed from well-qualified graduates and final-year undergraduates in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Music Technology or a closely related subject. Applicants are normally expected to hold (or expected to gain) the equivalent of a 2:1 honours degree or above in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The MPhil and PhD degree programmes enable students to study a chosen area of research with leading researchers in the Department. These degrees are awarded in either Electronic Engineering or Music Technology following the successful submission of a thesis and subsequent oral examination. The MPhil degree is a two-year full-time or four-year part-time programme. The PhD degree is a three year full-time or six year part-time programme.

All PhD and MPhil students are subject to formal reviews of progress. The purpose of formal reviews of progress is to ensure that students are making satisfactory progress with their research project and other elements of their PhD or MPhil programme. In addition, PhD students are required to give a 3 minute presentation in their first year, submit a poster in their second year and present a seminar on their research work to the Department during their third year. The overall intention is to give research students the opportunity to develop both oral and written communications skills which are essential in a modern engineering environment. The progress of all research students is continually guided by a supervisor and a thesis advisory panel.

Students often have the opportunity to present their work at UK and overseas conferences and their work is frequently published in international journals. The department provides a conference travel fund to enable each PhD student to attend an international conference to present their work, during their period of registration with us. Students apply to the fund with their supervisor. (In exceptional circumstances the department reserves the right to change or amend the travel fund arrangements as and when necessary.)

Information for international students

For applicants whose native language is not English, the minimum University English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each of the four language components) or the equivalent are expected.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
elec-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 324485