Postgraduate Research 

If you choose to carry out your research with us, you will join a vibrant, international community of approximately 750 postgraduate and undergraduate students. We have 40 academic/academic related staff, (including 19 professors) and 48 research staff. We also have a dedicated team of 25 technical and 23 administrative support staff.

Studying for a research degree is very rewarding. You'll be working on a project at the forefront of technology, developing solutions to tomorrow's problems. During your studies you'll be encouraged to present findings of your research at national or international conferences and to publish in leading research journals.

Your Career


Our PhD graduates leave with highly sought after skills and find employment in all areas of electronic and electrical engineering including energy generation and distribution, electric vehicle technologies, semiconductor device fabrication, computer engineering and communications systems design. Recent employers include Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Motorola, Plessey Semiconductors and ARM.

Student stories

Internationally renowned


We are respected internationally for our many important contributions in the field of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. This is supported by the fact that we were scored in the top ten in the UK for research impact and excellence in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Our research

Currently available research studentships

We have a number of funded and non funded PhD studentships available. View them and apply online here.