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Postgraduate research

PhD / Doctorate study

We welcome applications for self-funded postgraduate research degrees, such as PhD or Masters by Research in WORIC. You can study full or part time. You can find details of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses here.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Measurements, channel modelling, RF predictions 
  • Broadband fixed wireless access systems
  • Radiowave propagation 
  • Channel sounding techniques
  • MIMO and smart antennas
  • Antenna design and measurements
  • Software defined radio
  • Laser systems 
  • Optical measurement system 
  • Optoelectronics-based medical instruments 
  • Telecommunication components 
  • Optical and optoelectronics system modelling 
  • Parallel computing for optical and electromagnetic system modelling


Why USW?

Postgraduate researchers are assigned a supervisory team who have the expertise and experience to support them in their studies. Supervisors will help you to shape your research project, give feedback on work in progress and guide you to completion.

Throughout your doctorate, you will have opportunities to communicate your work and network with other researchers, internally and externally. Many of our students have the opportunity to gain teaching experience at the University and with schools through the Brilliant Club

You will also benefit from a programme of relevant skills development courses organised by the Graduate School which helps ensure that you are fully prepared for the demands of a PhD.

When you are ready to submit an application, this is how to apply. You can find our tuition fees for postgraduate research here and more information on our Graduate School site.








Postgraduate Research Students