UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems MRes

This MRes aims to train students in the methods of valid scientific research to successfully embark on their PhD. Building knowledge and skills to develop the next generation of photonic systems.

Key information

To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL Graduate Degrees site.

Visit the Graduate Degrees site

Application information

We expect competition for places and funding to be highly competitive and all potential applicants should submit the pre-application screening form. Please note that this does not constitute a formal application. Following initial consideration of your pre-application, and interview, successful candidates will be invited to make a formal application to the University of Cambridge or UCL using the standard application form.

Programme information

The MRes is taught at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems at the University of Cambridge and UCL


Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Students take two compulsory research projects (90 credits), one transferable skills module (15 credits), three optional modules (45 credits) and two elective modules (30 credits).

Please note, all choices are subject to space on modules, timetabling constraints and the approval of the relevant Module Tutor and the Programme Director.

Compulsory components
  • Project Report 1 at either UCL or Cambridge
  • Project Report 2 at either UCL, Cambridge or in industry
  • Transferable Business Skills
Optional modules

Students select three optional modules from the following list.

  • Biosensors
  • Advanced Photonic Devices
  • Photonic Systems
  • Broadband Technologies and Components
  • Management of Technology
  • Strategic Management
  • Telecommunication Business Environment
Elective modules

Students select two elective modules from the following list.

  • Electronic Sensors and Instrumentation
  • Display Technology
  • Analogue Integrated Circuits
  • Robust and Nonlinear Systems and Control
  • Digital Filters and Spectrum Estimation
  • Image Processing and Image Coding
  • Computer Vision and Robotics
  • Materials and Processes for Microsystems
  • Building an Internet Router
  • Network Architecture
  • Sensors for Network Services and Design
  • Optical Transmission and Networks
  • Nanotechnology and Healthcare
  • RF Circuits and Sub-systems
  • Physics and Optics of Nano-Structure
  • Broadband Communications Lab
  • Analogue CMOS IC Design Applications
  • Embedded systems for the Internet of Things
  • Flexible Electronics

Teaching staff

Programme director

Prof Cyril Renaud

Lecturers and Teaching Fellows

Details of specific lecturers and teaching fellows can be found on module pages.


To illustrate how the course will be taught, you can find live timetable information at timetable.ucl.ac.uk - simply click on 'Degree programme' and enter the desired course title.


Visit our Facilities page to find out how our spaces and resources will assist in your learning, or visit the UCL Prospective Students site to find out what's more widely available to students.


All Electronic and Electrical Engineering students are based in Bloomsbury, London. Visit our About section to find out more.