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How long you will study
3 - 4 years
Domestic course fees
GBP 4500 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 9600 per year
Candidates carry out original research within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the areas of three research centres.
Candidates carry out original research within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the areas of three research centres:
Examples of recent PhD theses:
A good first class honours degree in Electrical, Electronic Engineering, Physics or Mathematics from a UK university or a recognised equivalent from an overseas institution. Most areas also require an appropriate Masters qualification, or equivalent degree. If your undergraduate degree is not of a first class pass or equivalent an MSc with Distinction is required.
For applicants whose first language is not English, proof of English language proficiency will be required. We require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. Please note that the UK Border Agency currently requires us to confirm that you are at level B2 or above in all components of English before issuing visa documents.
Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.
If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.
For more information see our main Visa page.
The research in the Department is organised around two Research Centres on Sensors and Instrumentation and Systems and Control.
The Sensors and Instrumentation Centre has an established international reputation in the areas of measurement and instrumentation, sensor development, optical systems and photonics, computer vision, medical imaging and biomedical engineering. The work builds on advanced experimental and theoretical developments to meet current sensing challenges from industry and clinical practice.
The Centre comprises research activity in the areas of sensing and photonics and biomedical engineering. It has particular expertise in novel optical fibre-based sensor design, fabrication and implementation, biomedical diagnostics, medical imaging and pattern recognition, photonics modelling, microelectronics, instrumentation and signal processing.
The Systems and Control Centre activities address the challenge of complexity in engineering and general processes and have extended the control and systems approaches to challenging problems in the Design, Operations, Risk and Management of Industrial Processes, as well as new fields of applications such as Energy, Environment, and Security. Its central goal is the development of methodologies that enable the management of complexity in engineering processes. Applications are supported by basic research in Mathematical Systems and Control Theory, Optimization, Linear Algebra and Computations.
Distance learning (external) study of this course costs £785 per year either as a part-time or full-time option.
Fees for doctoral candidates are charged annually and cover registration, supervision and examination. Fees are subject to review each year and may vary during your period of registration.
Students are assigned to a lead and secondary supervisor within a Research Group, then assigned to the Research Centre of the Primary Supervisor. The Research Centre supports the PhD candidate with training and development.
Students are strongly encouraged to widen their horizons by attending in-house seminars and participate in relevant courses from the MSc programmes as recommended by their supervisor. Participation in theme-oriented study groups and presentation of their own work in a seminar after the first year is required and students are also strongly encouraged to present their work regularly.
After the first year, the Department offers the opportunity for PhD students to gain teaching experience and improve their communication skills by tutoring undergraduate students. Assignments depend on progression and are co-ordinated by the Head of Department in liaison with supervisors.
Further support for the development of generic research skills and personal transferable skills is provided by the City Graduate School, founded in August 2012, which among other objectives aims to facilitate cross-School collaboration and improve skills training provision and employability.
Student progression is closely monitored by the Graduate School's senior tutor for research through annual progress reports and by means of a recently introduced software system (the Research and Progress platform), whose use is mandatory for both supervisors and students. The system involves PhD students in the management of their own research projects with a flexible approach according to individual student needs. Key milestones are recorded, with required reporting on at least four meetings per term, an initial six-month report, an annual progress report, details of progression from MPhil to PhD status, intention to submit and transfer to writing-up status no later than year four.
How to apply
How to Apply
We accept applications on an ongoing basis for entry in October, January and April. You are advised to submit your application at least six weeks before your proposed start date in order for us to consider and process your application. Once you have identified a supervisor who will accept to guide you through your research, please submit the following documents:
Please note that we will not consider incomplete applications.
Notes about fees for this course
Full-time: £4,500 per year
Part-time: £2,250 per year
Distance learning: £785 per year
Full-time: £9,600 per year
Part-time: £4,800 per year
Contact City, University of London to find course entry requirements.
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