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8060f-24 - Electrical and Electronic Engineering PhD

Electrical and Electronic Engineering PhD

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Start in: September 2022

The School of Engineering offers postgraduate research degrees at PhD level in all of our major research areas.


Join us for your PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. You're encouraged to view our research group expertise for details of our research areas and opportunities. This will help you to develop research in a chosen subject.

Our research groups cover four areas of expertise:

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How you'll learn

Your development

Postgraduate Annual Research Conference (ARC)

The postgraduate research conference is an annual event run by the School. It aims to:

  • allow all postgraduates to become familiar with research projects in the school
  • give all postgraduates experience of giving technical presentations
  • produce a regular summary of the postgraduate research carried out in the school
  • give experience of writing paper and poster presentations in a typical conference and journal format

The conference forms part of your progression through the programme, you'll be given training credits. All postgraduate researchers must give a presentation or a poster. The presentation is assessed and confidential feedback given, covering both presentation skills and technical content.

International conferences

You submit a technical paper to an international conference in the second year of your studies. Where possible, you'll attend the conference and present the paper. Your supervisors will give guidance on appropriate conferences and on paper preparation.

Journal papers

You're encouraged to submit one or more journal papers before the end of your studies. The most highly regarded journals are managed by professional institutions such as:

  • the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • the Institute of Physics (IOP)

These journals should form your main targets. Further details of the journal publications most suited to your area of research are available from your supervisors.

Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) researcher development programme 

Each faculty offers a researcher development programme for its postgraduate research students. We have designed your programme to help you:

  • perform better as a researcher
  • boost your career prospects
  • broaden your impact

Through workshops and activities, it will build your transferable skills and increase your confidence.

You’ll cover:

  • techniques for effective research
  • methods for better collaborative working
  • essential professional standards and requirements

Your programme is flexible. You can adapt it to meet your changing needs as you progress through your doctorate.

Find out more about the SAgE researcher development programme

Doctoral training and partnerships

There are opportunities to undertake your PhD at Newcastle within a:

  • Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)
  • Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

Being part of a CDT or DTP has many benefits:

  • they combine research expertise and training of a number of leading universities, academic schools and academics.
  • you’ll study alongside a cohort of other PhD students
  • they’re often interdisciplinary
  • your PhD will normally be funded

Find out more about doctoral training and partnerships

If there are currently opportunities available in your subject area you’ll find them when you search for funding in the fees and funding section on this course.

The following centres/partnerships below may have PhD opportunities available in your subject area in the future:

Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


All four research groups carry out pioneering fundamental and applied research. We use specialist equipment housed in a purpose-built research laboratory. We regularly invest in updating our equipment in order to maintain a world-class facility.

Electrical and electronic engineering facilities

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has high-quality facilities.

These include museums and archives such as:

Computing facilities with access to relevant databases. You can also access outstanding library facilities, on campus and around the city.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

Search for funding

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

Using the application portal

The applicant portal has instructions to guide you through your application. It will tell you what documents you need and how to upload them.

You can choose to start your application, save your details and come back to complete it later.

If you’re ready, you can select Apply Online and you’ll be taken directly to the applicant portal.

Alternatively you can find out more about applying on our applications and offers pages.

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Open days and events

You'll have a number of opportunities to meet us throughout the year including:

  • campus tours
  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • webinars

Find out about how you can visit Newcastle in person and virtually

Overseas events

We regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in studying at Newcastle University.

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Postgraduate Research Administrator
School of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7340


For more general enquiries you could also complete our online enquiry form.

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