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Electrical and Electronic Engineering PhD by Prior Publication

City, University of London

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-JUL-21, 01-OCT-21, 01-FEB-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering department has world-leading expertise in photonics and sensors, robotics and control, and biomedical engineering.

You’ll have access to our extensive facilities in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. This includes our new state-of-the-art robotics lab, opening in early 2020.

Recent PhD candidates have studied and gone on to work in high-demand areas such as:

cyber security, cryptography, blockchain and BitCoin
the development and application of biomedical devices in industry and hospital settings
sensing technology for major infrastructure projects, including tachographs for the rail industry, and the developing area of fibre optic sensors.

With a desirable combination of cutting-edge academic knowledge and practical industrial applications, our PhD graduates are in-demand. Quickly finding work in industry, health, infrastructure and government.


The research for Electrical and Electronic Engineering is organised around four Research Centres. Sensors and Instrumentation, Systems and Control, Photonics and Instrumentation and Biomedical Engineering.

Research Areas

The Sensors and Instrumentation Centre has an established international reputation. Covering the areas of measurement and instrumentation, sensor development, optical systems and photonics, computer vision, medical imaging and biomedical Focussing engineering.

The work builds on advanced experimental and theoretical developments to meet current sensing challenges from industry and clinical practice.

The Centre comprises research activity in the areas of sensing and photonics and biomedical engineering.

It has particular expertise in:

Novel optical fibre-based sensor design
Fabrication and implementation
Biomedical diagnostics
Medical imaging and pattern recognition
Photonics modelling
Instrumentation and signal processing.

The Systems and Control Centre activities address the challenge of complexity in engineering and general processes. They have extended the control and systems approaches to challenging problems in the Design, Operations, Risk and Management of Industrial Processes. As well as new fields of applications such as Energy, Environment, and Security.

Its central goal is the development of methodologies that enable the management of complexity in engineering processes.

The Photonics and Instrumentation Centre is an internationally-leading ‘flagship’ Research Centre, recognised for its contribution and impact to these fields. The centre's scope ranges from basic scientific research to applied research.

The centre's ultimate goal is to address challenges in science and engineering and environmental processes. This is done through innovation in sensing technologies and in photonics systems and devices.

The Centre is engaged in a breadth of research activity. Covering the areas of sensing, photonics and telecommunications and drawing strength from synergies across these areas.

The Biomedical Engineering Centre was founded in the mid-90s with the aim of pursuing research in the emerging field of Biomedical Engineering. A discipline that applies the principles of physics and engineering to the complex medical devices used in the diagnosis and treatment of the sick and injured.

The Centre occupies state of the art laboratories and has built a global reputation. Offering world-class facilities and expertise to researchers and collaborators including scientists, engineers and clinicians from around the world.

Applications are supported by basic research in Mathematical Systems and Control Theory, Optimisation, Linear Algebra and Computations.

Application deadline

15 April 2021, 16 July 2021, 16 November 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,360per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 72 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    128 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%



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