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Communications Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in London

We have 6 Communications Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in London

PhD candidates in Communications Engineering research the technologies we use to communicate with one another, such as mobile networks, internet, radio and audio-visual appliances. Research in the field seeks to improve and maintain high-speed data transmission services, used for anything from interpersonal phone calls to space-based satellite communication.

What’s it like to study a PhD in Communications Engineering?

As a PhD student in Communications Engineering, much of your time will be spent conducting lab-based research, working on your thesis and attending supervisory meetings. You’ll likely work as part of a research group, either under a single supervisor or supervisory team. Your research may include employing a range of technologies such as signal processing, machine learning and optical systems.

Possible research areas include:

  • Space to ground laser communication
  • Radar antenna systems
  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Advanced cellular communication technology
  • Social networking
  • Machine-to-machine communication

You may also be provided with training in areas such as research methodologies and presentation skills, and have the opportunity to attend conferences, publish papers and teach undergraduate students.

PhD in Communications Engineering entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for a PhD in Communications Engineering is usually a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant engineering or computing discipline. A Masters may occasionally be required.

PhD in Communications Engineering funding options

The main body funding PhDs in Communications Engineering in the UK is the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Projects will almost always have funding attached, meaning that successful applicants will automatically be awarded coverage of tuition fees, a living cost stipend, and often an extra research grant.

It may be possible to self-fund a PhD in Communications Engineering, but this is uncommon. Students who self-fund an Engineering or Computer Science PhD generally do so through combining the UK’s doctoral loan with additional sources of funding such as support from their university or from a charity or trust.

PhD in Communications Engineering careers

Communications Engineering is a field that underlies much of makes modern life possible – meaning that is plenty of demands for experts in the area! You could apply for a specialist position within sectors such as internet and computing technologies, telecommunications or radio, or continue your research career to help develop and improve communications systems.

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Engineering Networked Machine Learning via Meta-Free Energy Minimisation

Inspired by neuroscience, informed by information-theoretic principles, and motivated by modern wireless systems architectures integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and communications, this project sets out to develop a paradigm-shifting framework for networked machine learning (ML) that is centred on the following ideas. Read more

Circular cyber-physical product as a service (PaaS) infrastructure

A full-time research position (3 years) is available at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London, to participate in a European project with the overall goal of Digital Transition of the Circular Economy. Read more

Scholarships available for SECReT: The International Training Centre for Security and Crime Related Research Degrees

 UCL's Security Science Doctoral Research Training Centre (UCL SECReT) was founded in 2009 with £17m of funding and support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK) and an array of public and private sector organisations working in crime reduction security and law enforcement. Read more

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies

 4-year PhD programme in quantum technology and quantum systems engineering. Quantum technologies involve control and manipulation of quantum states to achieve results not possible with classical matter, transforming measurement, communication and computation. Read more
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