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General Information

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science aims to enhance the way we use technology in communication, health services, data security and many other related areas. Pioneering research is the lifeblood of the School and is evidenced by the most recent REF Results (2014), in which 100 per cent of the impact of research in the School was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent. Electrical and Electronic Engineering was also ranked among the top 10 in the UK, and placed 5th for the percentage of research of the highest quality.

This strong, research-led ethos is reflected in its involvement in a number of major research centres, including:

Undertaking a PhD is a highly rewarding experience and here at SEEECS you will have the opportunity to work with some of the most passionate researchers in their field.  The School currently has over 130 PhD students from 40 countries worldwide, and therefore enjoys the many benefits that this brings to its research community.

You can learn more about the School's research activities, our facilities and internationally recognised research centres by visiting our Research page.

PhD Studentships Available

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Further Information

What is an MPhil?

Research undertaken for an MPhil should advance the boundaries of knowledge in a discipline through research and the systematic and creative application of research techniques to complex problems.
Entry to the MPhil programme requires at least an honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate scientific or engineering discipline. The programme runs for 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

What is a PhD?

Doctorates are awarded for the creation and interpretation of knowledge, which extends the forefront of a discipline, through original research. This requires the ability to conceptualise, design and implement projects for the generation of significant new knowledge and/or understanding.
Entry to the PhD programme requires at least an honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate scientific or engineering discipline. The programme runs for 3 year full-time or 6 years part-time.

How do I apply?

Applications to study for an MPhil or a PhD are handled centrally by the University’s Postgraduate Admissions Office.
To apply, you should use the online application system available here.
We encourage early applications. The normal deadline for applications is 14 February. Late applications are possible, subject to the availability of places, but those received before the deadline will be given preference.
Please choose your referees carefully, since we shall be contacting them for an opinion as to your suitably for research.
Also, take care to describe clearly the level of your primary degree. If you obtained your primary degree from a university outside the UK it can speed up the application process if you can relate your qualification to the UK system.
Before submitting an online application form, applicants are strongly recommended to contact a member of academic staff to discuss their research interests and current research projects available in that area.

For more information please contact:

Mrs Elaine Cranston
Administrator - Research Programmes
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Tel:  (028) 9097 4626
E-mail:  e.cranston@qub.ac.uk
Web:  www.qub.ac.uk/eeecs/