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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Hertfordshire

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-MAR-21, 01-APR-21, 01-MAY-21, 01-JUN-21, 01-JUL-21, 01-AUG-21, 01-SEP-21, 01-OCT-21, 01-NOV-21, 01-DEC-21, 01-JAN-22, 01-FEB-22, 01-MAR-22, 01-APR-22, 01-MAY-22, 01-JUN-22, 01-JUL-22, 01-AUG-22, 01-SEP-22, 01-OCT-22, 01-NOV-22, 01-DEC-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

About the course

To conduct research and provide contribution to knowledge and innovation in areas relevant to Optical Communications and Networks and associated technologies. In particular in Optical and Wireless Network Architectures, Next-Generation Passive Optical networks (NGPONs), MAC protocols and algorithms for NGPONs, 5G Radio Access Networks, Crosshaul (xhaul) Networks, Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Satellite IP Networks.

Why choose this course?

Our PhD programmes enable students to develop specialist research skills and knowledge. We aim to provide PhD projects that will challenge and in some cases even inspire our students. If you are self-motivated and want to improve your ability to understand and solve engineering problems, then a PhD with us may be right for you.

Teaching methods

Each student will be assigned a Principal and a second supervisor who are experts in the research topic. The research will be conducted in our labs which are well-equipped for research in the topics of our expertise. Students studying on Full-Time mode are expected to submit their registration and progression reports in the first and second years of the research programme respectively and are formally assessed in the form of a viva by (usually) an internal examination panel. In completion of their 3rd year students are expected to start the preparation for their final assessment and to submit their thesis which is examined in the form of a viva by an external and an internal examiner (Part-Time mode assessment deadlines are extended accordingly).

Tuition fees

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£ 13,650per year

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University information

University of Hertfordshire

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    64th out of 72 14

    59th out of 72 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    104 47%

    62nd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    70th

    68
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    94 40%

    69th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    38th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    63rd

    22

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