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University of Bristol
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications: PhD in Communications Engineering
University of Bristol
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Application deadline: Aug 31
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications: PhD in Communications Engineering

Applications are invited from UK/EU students with, or expecting to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or similar numerate discipline to join the CDT in Communications Engineering 4-year PhD programme.

Picture5The Centre works closely with over 25 companies to undertake cutting-edge applied and theoretical research, combined with bespoke training in the field of communications to train the next generation of communications engineers to work in industry or academia. The PhD programme is suitable both for recent graduates as well as those with significant industrial experience wishing to access new career paths in research.


  • Picture1Courses in advanced communication engineering topics
  • Group and individual research projects
  • Mentoring from industry on the application and context of research
  • Bespoke technical training
  • Enterprise and innovation skills training
  • Transferable skills development opportunities to increase employability
  • A three-year cutting-edge research project

A wide range of PhD topics are proposed and developed collaboratively by industrial member companies and the academic team and are selected by students towards the end of the first year. During the first year students Picture2undertake a 3-month individual research project which prepares them for their full PhD project. At the end of the first year students are integrated into specialist research teams with world-leading research profiles and facilities in areas such as wireless communications, networks, RF technologies, vehicular connectivity, mathematics, video and communications and work collaborate with their industrial mentors.


  • Enhanced 4-year studentships of ~£18,000 per annum living stipend (usually tax free),
  • Payment of all tuition fees,
  • Picture4A substantial bench fee to fund further specialist research training courses, secondments, purchase of specialist equipment and travel to international conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Industry sponsored cutting-edge research projects
  • Wide choice of PhD projects ranging from applied to blue-sky research
  • State-of-the-art research facilities in the centre of the vibrant city of Bristol
  • Opportunities for overseas secondments to industrial partners and universities
  • Access to a network of high calibre industrial partners of the Centre
  • Excellent career prospects on completion of the PhD

Studentships are primarily available to UK nationals & EU citizens resident in the UK for the previous 3 years. A limited number of studentships are available to EU applicants. Those in possession of their own funding (e.g. via a non-EU government scholarship) are also welcome to apply for a place of study.

How to apply:

Please make an online application for this project at Please select Communications PhD on the Programme Choice page. You will be prompted to enter details of the studentship in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form.

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