School of Physics & Astronomy

Applied Photonics Engineering Doctorate Studentships

What is an EngD?

The EngD is a 4-year doctoral degree at an equivalent level of a traditional PhD but with the additional benefit of providing essential experience in industry. Approximately 75% of the time is dedicated to research work, usually based at the premises of the sponsor company, with the remaining time being spent on taught coursework.

In addition to the photonics PhD projects within the School, we are part of the Applied Photonics Engineering Doctorate Programme run jointly by Heriot-Watt, St Andrews, Strathclyde, Glasgow, and Dundee Universities. The EngDoc has a similar status to a PhD degree, but students spend much of their time working on research and development projects in industry, along with photonics and management teaching at the Universities.