The Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications works closely with over 25 companies to undertake cutting-edge applied and theoretical research, combined with bespoke training in the field of communications.
Applications are invited from UK/EU students with, or expecting to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or similar numerate discipline to join the CDT in Communications integrated 4-year PhD programme. This programme will train the next generation of communications engineers to work in industry or academia and is suitable both for recent graduates as well as those with significant industrial experience wishing to access new career paths in research.
A wide range of PhD topics are proposed and developed collaboratively by industrial member companies and the academic team and are selected by students towards the end of the first year. During the first year students undertake a 3 month individual research project which prepares them for their full PhD project. At the start of the second year students are integrated into specialist research teams with world leading research profiles and facilities in areas such as wireless communications, networks, RF technologies, vehicular connectivity, mathematics, video and communications and continue to collaborate with their industrial mentors.
Studentships are primarily available to UK nationals & EU citizens resident in the UK for the previous 3 years. A limited number of studentships may be available to other applicants. Those in possession of their own funding (e.g. via a non-EU government scholarship) are also welcome to apply for a place of study.
Eligible students with a upper second or first class degree in relevant engineering, mathematics, physics or similar numerate discipline will be considered for a studentship. Professional Experience in relevant disciplines will also be taken into account.
Closing date for applications: 16th December 2017
Start date: September 2018