Through the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Photonic Systems Development, we offer a four-year programme in Photonic Systems Development which combines a one-year Master of Research (MRes) followed by a three-year doctorate (PhD). The one-year MRes course allows students time to absorb the context of photonics research and to learn tools and methods that can support powerful, influential research.
Centres for Doctoral Training
In addition to the above mentioned CDT in Photonic Systems Development, we also offer a PhD programme through the CDT in Nano Science & Technology. This is a more traditional PhD programme, without the Masters component.
We are always looking for bright PhD students to join us, since they form an essential component of our efforts in research, and have the option of contributing to undergraduate teaching, while we inturn hope to provide a unique research training environment. Though the Division is made up of three research groups (Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science; Electronics, Power and Energy Conversion; Photonics), there is a good deal of overlap, especially in the sense of appropriate skills and motivation, so we suggest that you have a look through all the research group pages. They are a great resource to learn about our division, our members and their research interests, and the kinds of projects being carried out.
Although it is not necessary before applying, if you have doubts about whether your background is suitable for a particular PhD studentship or if you have questions about a specific research area, you are welcome to contact an appropriate faculty member directly (don't worry about getting exactly the right person - we can re-direct enquiries as necessary).
General information about applying, including the application forms and deadlines for graduate study, is available on the Graduate Admissions website. Further information is provided on the Department of Engineering's own Graduate Studies pages.