Upon completion of my MSc I was able to embark upon a sponsored PhD at Surrey’s Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing. My PhD research is contributing to a European Union project in which the University is one of nine members.
From revolutionary approaches in spacecraft design and ingenious communications systems to nanostructures with incredible properties and the manipulation of light itself, our research in electronic engineering is at the most exciting edge of technological innovation.
Through consistent investment stemming from our deep commitment to world-class, sustainable research programmes, the Department of Electronic Engineering has built up an impressive infrastructure to support all its activities.
The interdisciplinary nature of much of our work encourages us to constantly explore new approaches to cross boundaries, providing our postgraduate researchers with truly world-class opportunities.
There are almost 300 PhD students within the Department. Most of our doctoral research is offered by PhD. The Department also has an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training on Applications of Next Generation Accelerators in collaboration with the Universities of Strathclyde and Huddersfield and Queens University Belfast.
We offer state-of-the-art facilities in many areas, including:
The quality of our research is recognised by prestigious prizes from industry and government bodies (both British and international). We have a strong track record of funding from UK research councils and the European Union.
We have a number of fully funded PhD studentships for suitably qualified UK and EU nationals who can demonstrate the appropriate residency requirements. Other funding opportunities also exist within different research centres.
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A first or upper second-class degree in engineering or physical sciences, or equivalent overseas qualification, or a lower second plus a good Masters degree (distinction normally required). Students are initially registered for a PhD with probationary status and, subject to satisfactory progress, subsequently confirmed.
Non-native speakers of English will normally be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent)
We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
|Study mode||UK/EU fees||Overseas fees|
|Full-time||To be confirmed||£15,920|
|Part-time||To be confirmed||£7,960|
Please note these fees are for the academic year 2014/15 only. All fees are subject to annual review.
Our researcher development programme provides a range of workshops and support mechanisms for our postgraduate researchers.
Experienced staff in our International Student Office are available to help from the moment you consider studying at the University. We offer professional advice on immigration, visa issues, entry qualifications, pre-departure information, employment regulations and international student welfare.
In the latest financial year, which commenced 1 August 2012, we received notification of a total of €23m European Commission funding across 49 research projects. Research councils and other funding bodies from the UK, Europe and around the world trust us to deliver exceptional research.
The UK Government has announced that Electronic Engineering at the University of Surrey is among twelve outstanding university departments to have the prestigious title of Regius Professor bestowed upon it by The Queen to mark the Diamond Jubilee.
"Upon completion of my MSc I was able to embark upon a sponsored PhD at Surrey’s Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP)."
Professor Ravi Silva of the University’s Advanced Technology Institute has identified the range of combinations of organic and inorganic materials that will underpin new 4th generation solar cell technology – opening the door for more efficient, cost-effective and larger scale solar power generation.