Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Run by Faculty of Engineering
Awards available PhD, MSc by research
Programme length MScR: One year full-time;two years part-time; one further year to write up thesis.
PhD: Three years full-time; six years part-time; one further year to write up thesis.
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Part-time study considered on a case-by-case basis.
Start date Not fixed.

Programme overview

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has an international reputation for world-leading research in areas such as mobile and wireless communication systems, microelectronics, electrical energy management, photonics and optical communications, artificial vision and image analysis, and high-performance networks. It collaborates with more than 30 industrial organisations and has been successful in attracting substantial research funding from diverse sources in the UK, Europe and overseas.

The department has a strong research profile, with 30 academic staff, more than 60 postgraduate research students and 30 full-time research assistants contributing to numerous research projects. The quality of our research is recognised nationally and internationally.

 

Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£4,565
UK: part-time
£2,283
Overseas: full-time
£24,600

Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2022/23

A number of funded studentships are available each year, supported by research council, industry, University or other funds. View the faculty website for a list of currently available funded projects or visit jobs.ac.uk.

View Information on funding postgraduate study for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Self-funded or sponsored students are also very welcome to apply.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Entry requirements

PhD applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of a master's degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree. Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of readiness to pursue a research degree.  

MSc by Research applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline and demonstrate readiness to pursue a research degree.  

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Research groups

The Faculty of Engineering have a number of research hubs facilitating collaborative working between groups. These form a major part of Temple Quarter research strategy and have attracted considerable funding in terms of investment.

Strong research output and links with industry also underpins the "discipline-focused teaching" that differentiates us from our competitors.

We have extensive interdisciplinary links with applied mathematics, physics, psychology and medicine.

Our research activities are organised under two umbrellas: Communications and Electrical Energy Management. Visit the Research Groups web page in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Careers

Students from this programme typically go into a variety of careers, including working in research or academic roles at universities in the UK and overseas. A large number of students go on to work in industry.

Staff profiles

Please see the staff profiles on the Electrical and Electronic Engineering website.

Our People

Bristol Microelectronics Research Group

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Application deadline

We welcome applications at any time of year.

Open days and visits

Watch on-demand recordings from November's virtual open week.

Get in touch

Postgraduate Research Admissions Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 4753 or +44 (0)117 331 5232 Email: sceem-pgr-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths
Merchant Venturers Building
Woodland Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 1UB
School website: School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths
Department website: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

International students

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Bristol Doctoral College

The Bristol Doctoral College facilitates and supports doctoral training and researcher development across the University.

REF 2014 results

Please see full REF 2014 results for the University of Bristol; in particular, the scores for subject areas 11 and 15.


Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

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