Electrical Engineering and Electronics (PhD)

University of Liverpool

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The award

How long you will study
2 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 3900 per year

How you will study

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International course fees
GBP 16404 per year

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About Electrical Engineering and Electronics at University of Liverpool

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics is at the forefront of research in selected, dynamic areas of the discipline. Its postgraduate body is one of the largest in the University, encompassing world class fundamental and applied research.

Subject Overview

Join us and you'll be part of a vibrant research community that carries out internationally-leading work and publishes in the most prestigious international journals.

We organise our research into four interacting groups, each headed by a Professor. These groups are:-

  • BioMEMS, Organic and Silicon Electronics
  • Intelligence Engineering and Industrial Automation
  • Plasma and Complex Systems
  • Signal Processing and Communications

Research work is funded by the UK Research Councils, the EU and industry and we've strong links with other disciplines, including basic science, life sciences and mathematics.

Research in the department connects and contributes strongly to undergraduate teaching.

Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Electronics

Electrical Engineering and Electronics at Liverpool is at the forefront of fundamental and applied research.

You can choose from an exciting range of degree programmes. These address all of the major subject areas underpinning the new IT-based modern economy and include four full-time MScs.

These taught MSc programmes are:-

  • Information and Intelligence Engineering
  • Energy and Power Systems
  • Microelectronics and Nanotechnology
  • Microelectronic Systems and Telecommunications

There are MSc subject options relating to:-

  • Communications
  • Signal processing
  • Manufacturing
  • Intelligence engineering
  • Optoelectronics
  • Digital electronics
  • Energy and power systems
  • Micro/nano technology
  • RF/microwave engineering.

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Entry requirements

The indicative entry requirement is an Honours degree in an Engineering, Physical Sciences or Computer Sciences subject at a level of 2:2 or above for taught programmes and a level of 2:1 or above for research programmes. The above criteria should be used as a guide. Each application is assessed individually to reflect students’ qualifications with respect to requirements for each individual programme. Mature students are eligible via standard University requirements which allow appropriate qualifications plus experience as an alternative to an Honours degree. International Qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. English Language Qualifications All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international/countries/index.htm for a full list. If you meet our other academic requirements but do not achieve the required level of English, it is possible to come and study at Liverpool on the University’s summer academic English programmes. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 0.5 (eg you need to improve from 6.0 to 6.5) you should attend the six week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 1.0 (eg you need to improve from 5.5 to 6.5) you should attend the ten week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 1.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.0) you should attend the 19 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.5) you should attend the 29 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 or 2.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.0 to 6.0 or 4.0 to 6.5) you should attend the 40 week course. If you require additional English language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Unit, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading – 22, Speaking 23. International Baccalaureate Standard Level 5 Hong Kong use of English AS level C INDIA Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards WAEC C4-6

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