Research courses

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.

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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.


Physical layer algorithm design in 6G non-terrestrial communications: SURE fund studentships

Funding information:
The studentship will cover the international (home) tuition, living expenses, and international conference trip costs.

Efficient and flexible point-to-multipoint content distribution in 5G and beyond

Funding information:
Studentship will pay full tuition fees along with a stipend of £16,062 per annum plus £3,000 top up per annum.UK and international candidates may apply, but only UK fees are covered.

Self-organising mobile networks using machine learning

Funding information:
UK tuition fees and stipend are covered. Stipend of c. £19,000 p.a.

Expert support

The Doctoral College supports the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers to ensure our world-leading research continues to grow. There is also an extensive Researcher Development Programme run at university level.

Why study with us?

With our 5G/6G Innovation Centre, four internationally leading research centres and a 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.

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.

Autonomous car outside the Institute for Communication Systems building


We have a wide range of research facilities which enable the opportunity for both short term and long term projects.

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