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Faculty of Engineering

PhD Studentship - UK/EU

EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

The School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering is ranked Number 1 in the UK for the quality of its research, with an overwhelming 80% of staff rated 3* or 4* in the latest UK Government Research Assessment Exercise. The impact of our research is wide-ranging, covers many sectors and our staff deservedly have international reputations for the quality of their work.

The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering now has a number of doctoral training grants available for the very best UK and EU students. These prestigious awards are made by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

We welcome applicants with exceptional UG and/or PG qualifications in electrical and electronic engineering - but also including physics, mathematics or any numerate discipline (where appropriate).

Applications are welcome in all areas of the School's research activities, but are particularly sought in the areas of terahertz electronics and photonics; semiconductor nanotechnology and molecular beam epitaxy; bioelectronics; quantum electronics, microwave and millimetre-wave engineering; optical networks, core and access networks; wireless communication systems; signal processing; ultrasonics and medical electronics

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Value: The grant covers academic fees, an annual maintenance award of approximately £13,726 in the first year (typically rising with inflation for subsequent years) and additional funds for fieldwork and travel. Awards are for 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory performance.

To be eligible for the award, you must have been resident in the United Kingdom for at least 3 years preceding the start date of the award, and eligible to pay fees at the home/EU rate. EU candidatures who have been resident in the UK for three years (including for education) are eligible for the full award. Other EU candidates may receive a fees-only award.

Number of awards: 3-6

Entry requirements: Minimum UK BSc hons 2:1 (or equivalent). If English is not your first language, then candidates must also meet the University’s English language requirements.

School contact: Dr Des McLernon

Application deadline: 30 June 2014

Further information: To discuss this project further informally, please contact the Gradute School Office

How to apply: To be considered you should make a formal application for PhD study either on line through the University website, or on the University’s application form. Information of how to apply on line can be found on the University's pages. Please state clearly that you wish to be considered for a DTG award in the finance section.

There is no deadline for application as we have not yet received our EPSRC DTG awards quota. This advert is simply to alert you to their upcoming availability and to give you a chance to apply early.

If you have any questions please contact our Graduate School Office.
t: +44 (0)113 343 8000