• EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership 3 year PhD Studentships – 4 positions

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      Lucy Straker

      IFRF Administration & Communication Coordinator

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The University of Kent’s School of Engineering and Digital Arts conducts high-quality research that has had significant national and international impact with the spread of their expertise allowing them to respond rapidly to new developments. There is a flourishing student population studying for postgraduate research degrees in a supportive teaching and research environment. They are well equipped with state-of-the-art software and experimental laboratory facilities. They offer a wide range of research disciplines related to Electronic, Communications, Control and Information Engineering.

For this year’s EPSRC DTP studentships the University of Kent are inviting applications from candidates interested in undertaking research within their internationally leading research groups:

 Communications – particularly in the area of microwaves/RF (including antennas and RFID), but also in beyond 5G communications

 Instrumentation and Control – particularly in the area of sensors and instrumentation for renewable energy systems, such as intelligent monitoring of biomass fuel injection

– Intelligent Interactions – particularly in the areas of the Internet of Things (e.g. for assistive living) and the Tactile Internet (such as VR for mental health interventions), but also smart healthcare technologies

Applicants are encouraged to examine the research activities of the above groups, and to consult with prospective supervisors. Partnerships with industry are being formed by prospective supervisors and these will be encouraged in the final allocation of studentships.

Any enquiries should be directed to Tara Sutton.


  • The University of Kent invites applications for a full-time PhD studentship commencing in September.
  • They are looking for an excellent student with a good Honours degree (First or 2i) and, preferably, a Master’s degree at Merit or Distinction in a relevant subject, or equivalent.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential.
  • Open to UK and EU applicants who meet RCUK residency guidelines and have been resident in the UK for 3 years prior to commencement are eligible to apply.

How to apply

Apply for an Electronic Engineering PhD and upload a copy of your research proposal together with the name of a prospective supervisor.


8 February 2019