Postgraduate Research 

If you choose to carry out your research with us, you will join a vibrant and energetic international community of approximately 850 postgraduate and undergraduate students. We have 46 academic/academic related staff, (including 21 professors) and 63 research staff. We also have a dedicated team of 20 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.

If you are interested in developing your academic career further you can search for currently available fully-funded PhD opportunities below. This is not the only route to PhD study. You can approach a member of EEE academic staff, whose research area is of particular interest, to discuss your options for entering the next stage of your career development.

There are numerous options for funding a PhD. In EEE we have students who are funded on grants, University scholarships, and those who are self-funded. 

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

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing

MOCVD Growth facilities

We’re delighted to be part of the new EPSRC CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing.

The CDT, which is an alliance of four universities (Cardiff, UCL, Sheffield and Manchester) and 24 companies will provide “outstanding PhD-level training aligned with the needs of the UK compound semiconductor industry”. Find out more.

Search for research studentships

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