Electrical and Electronic Engineering MRes

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Qualification
MRes Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Duration
1 year
Entry requirements
2.1 (or international equivalent) and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject
IELTS
IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in each element). If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
September
School/department
Faculty of Engineering
MRes
Other requirements
None

 

Overview

The Electrical and Electronic MRes is project based, studied over one academic year. A project worth between 130-160 credits is undertaken throughout a full academic year. In addition students gain essential knowledge and skills to their projects by studying relevant taught modules.

You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tuition.

Applicants require a 2.1 or international equivalent and / or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject, as well as an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element).

Particular features of the programme include:

  • one-to-one tuition with expert members of staff
  • teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field
  • innovative and engaging teaching modules
  • access to many online resources
  • flexibility in course content
 

Facilities

Our facilities are outstanding and include:

  • a Gigahertz transverse electromagnetic cell
  • an RF anechoic chamber
  • an optical materials evaluation system lab
  • an RF lab
  • a photoluminesence lab
  • optics and ultrasonic labs comprising multiple optical benches
  • semiconductor clean rooms
  • power electronic module packaging facility
  • 270 kVA variable frequency ac supply
  • dynamometer testing to 800 kW and 120,000 rpm
  • environmental testing including temperature, altitude, humidity and vibration
 

Research support

The faculty has excellent links with industry and will ensure you develop transferable skills that will be a benefit in a variety of careers. You will also have access to the Graduate School's Researcher Development Programme. 
 

Find a supervisor

We encourage you to get in touch with a member of academic staff about your research proposal before submitting an application. They may be able to help you with your proposal and offer support to find funding opportunities in your area.

Engineering supervisors, including their research interests and contact details, can be found on our find a PhD supervisor page.

Details of research supervisors at the University can also be found on our research A to Z.

 

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

  • Please visit our tuition fees section and select 'postgraduate research tuition fees' under 'New postgraduate students' for full tuition fees information.

General funding information and advice

  • Details on internal and external funding opportunities for UK, EU and international students, as well as how to apply, and deadlines, can be found on the Faculty of Engineering website.

Government loans for doctoral study

  • The Government recently introduced doctoral student loans of up to £25,000 for PhDs and equivalent research programmes. Applicants must ordinarily live in England.

Doctoral Training Programme funding opportunities

Research scholarships

  • Research scholarships are available for outstanding international and EU students. You must already have an offer to study at Nottingham to apply. Please note closing dates to ensure your course application is submitted in good time.

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Careers

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (The Graduate Market 2013-2017, High Fliers Research) and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career. We are one of the top ten universities targeted by the largest number of top graduate employers in 2018-19 (The Graduate Market in 2019).

The Faculty of Engineering has excellent links with industry. You will have access to the Graduate School's Researcher Development Programme offering training and development. You will receive support from supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, as well as dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service. Careers and Employability offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

Completing a research degree with us will ensure that you develop transferable skills that will be beneficial in a number of different careers. Graduates within the faculty have gone on to have successful careers as:

  • Researchers
  • Production managers and directors
  • IT and telecommunication professionals
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Science, engineering and production technicians
  • Natural and social science professionals
  • Teachers, lecturers and educators 
  • Various other roles in engineering and architecture

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Our graduates have gone on to work for:

  • BAE Systems
  • Bentley
  • GE Aviation
  • Goldmann Sachs
  • E.ON
  • Malvern Instruments
  • Shell Nigeria Exploration Company
  • Unilever Ghana
  • ARC Energy
  • Escola Superior Gallaecia
  • Sokoto Energy Research Centre
  • Thermacore Europ
  • URS

As well as many other employers.

Average starting salary and employment rate

In 2017, 94.2% of postgraduates in the faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £29,000 with the highest being £100,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

 
 
 
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Disclaimer
This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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