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EPSRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

EPSRC CDT in Communications Engineering

PhD in Communications Engineering

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications

4-year Fully Funded PhD Studentships

Applications are invited from UK/EU students with, or expecting to gain, 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.

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 to train the next generation of communications engineers to work in industry or academia.

Students are integrated into research groups investigating topics on wireless communications, networks, RF technologies, vehicular connectivity, mathematics, video and communications related areas.

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications works closely with over 25 companies to undertake cutting-edge applied and theoretical research

Programme

  • Courses in advanced communication engineering topics
  • Group and individual research projects
  • Mentoring from industry on the application and context of research
  • Enterprise and innovation skills training
  • Transferable skills training to increase employability

A topic for the PhD will be selected towards the end of the first year and will normally build on the first year’s individual research project. Students choose their PhD projects from a wide range of proposals, most of which are collaborative with industry.

Benefits

Fully funded 4-year studentships of ~£18,000 for UK nationals & EU citizens resident in the UK for the previous 3 years

  • Industry sponsored cutting-edge technology research projects
  • Excellent career prospects on completion of PhD
  • Access to UK/EU network of communications professionals
  • Funding to attend conferences and specialist technical training
  • Overseas secondments to industrial partners and universities
Fully funded 4-year studentships of ~£18,000 for UK nationals & EU citizens resident in the UK for the previous 3 years

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