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As the UK’s only research centre dedicated to 5G, the University of Surrey’s 5GIC is made up of researchers at the forefront of this field.

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The University of Surrey are ranked 3rd in the UK for electrical and electronic engineering in the Guardian University Guide 2019, see the full league table results.

Masters courses

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineerings postgraduate taught courses provide specialised training in engineering aspects of the fast-developing 'internet of things' and wireless communications field.

Postgraduate research

The 5GIC is funded by £12 million from HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England) and over £68 million co-investment from the Centre’s industry and regional partners, including the EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership.

Electronic engineering PhD courses

Electronic engineers are producing the next generation of computers, satellites and mobile phones – and with our 5G Innovation Centre, the University of Surrey is at the very forefront of this work.

With our brand new 5G Innovation Centre, four internationally leading research centres and partnership (in collaboration with University of Strathclyde) with the National Physical Laboratory, your time with us will enable you to become an expert in your specialism.

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 courses, the Department of Electrical and 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 opportunities to cross boundaries, providing you with truly world-class opportunities.


Our 5G Innovation Centre, which forms part of the Institute for Communications Systems, is the world’s first to be dedicated to the next generation of mobile communication systems and an international hub for telecommunication research and innovation.

Our centre collaborates with key ICT service providers, network and device manufacturers and test equipment solution providers to develop innovative solutions and standards for 5G networks.

We are recruiting PhD students with the drive and vision to be a part of this exciting new venture. The students are expected to develop innovative and collaborative research that is world leading and addresses the challenges associated with 5G wireless communications networks.

Discover more about our Industrial CASE PhD studentship by clicking on the studentship below.

Industrial CASE

Funding information:
The award will be for a period of three years and includes home tuition fees, plus a stipend (approx £14,296 p.a).

Artificial intelligence for adaptive key management for internet of things services in future mobile networks

Funding information:
This research project has funding attached. Funding for this project is available to UK citizens. All tuition fees and stipend are covered (£22,500 per annum).

Job opportunities

If you are interested in working for us or contributing to our research activities you can view all vacancies here at the University of Surrey.

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University of Surrey