Digital Technologies MPhil, PhD

Entry requirements
2:1 +
Full-time
3 years (PhD), 2 years (MPhil)
Part-time
6 years (PhD), 4 years (MPhil)
Start date
July, October, January or April 2019
UK / EU fee
TBC
International fee
£21,100
Location
London

Overview

The Institute for Digital Technologies offers research expertise and experience in a wide range of subject areas. Our academics are leading research in their field, and are extremely well-networked with professionals in a range of industries and sectors.

By pursuing one of our postgraduate research programmes, you will have the opportunity to work with top researchers and industry leaders, and gain first-hand experience of real life problem-solving. Our aim is to create a vibrant, enthusiastic and forward-thinking community, where world-leading academics and talented students work closely together to research world-leading inventions.

Who should apply

The Institute for Digital Technologies offers excellence in research and postgraduate teaching across major areas of digital technologies, including interactive media systems, mobile networks, Internet of Things, cyber security, big data and smart living concepts.
 
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Why you should choose us

Where you'll study

Loughborough University London benefits from excellent learning and teaching facilities. Our purpose-built lecture theatres and seminar rooms are fitted with the highest quality audio and visual equipment to ensure you can enjoy a truly immersive and stimulating learning experience.
 
The campus offers a range of versatile workspaces to cater for independent study, group activities and collaborative project work.
 
You will also benefit from 24/7 access to our campus Library, which has over 9000 books and access to 1.2 million e-books, journals and research papers via the University's online resources. You will also be able to choose from over 602,000 print items to borrow from Loughborough's Pilkington Library, which can then be delivered to the London campus for free.
 
We also offer and Inter-Library Loan service, which is a fantastic service for our Research students because it provides access to electronic articles that are not available from Loughborough University Library. This will give you access to thousands of articles from other libraries around the UK and occasionally from overseas that you may need for research purposes. Sometimes these resources can be obtained as photocopies or PDFs which you can then keep.
 
If you want to discover more information about what we have to offer at Loughborough University London, you can book a guided campus tour here.

Research areas

Current research within the Institute focuses on:

Interactive Media Systems

Future multimedia applications will heavily rely on advanced content processing and networking solutions.

Interactive media systems integrate various digital media components including audio and video into a structured immersive digital environment, with multimodal interfaces allowing users to interact effectively. The research in interactive media is concentrated on three topics:

  • Audio-visual communication systems
  • Effective visualisation techniques
  • Augmented and virtual reality systems

Networks, Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber Security

The four pillars of research within this area are:

  • Monitoring, analysing, modelling and adjusting the network configurations to optimise resources for better computing services and improved quality of experience
  • Developing next generation IoT systems with fully-autonomous smart behaviour capabilities
  • Building application driven, self-configurating capabilities for embedded intelligence and robustness
  • Developing novel mechanisms to identify, evaluate, enhance and mitigate cyber threats through signal processing and machine-learning algorithms.

Smart Systems

This research area encompasses the intelligent control of soft and physical systems by way of sensing, perceiving, and predicting future events and reacting to the data.

The specific research areas include:

  • Advanced signal processing to handle massive multi-dimensional and multi-modal sensor data, generated in real-time
  • Intelligent perception to understand, organise and prioritise the sensed data to deduce the system status at a given time
  • Intelligent mission planning and reacting to status changes by optimising the system resources to achieve goals under imposed constraints.

Your personal and professional development

By pursuing one of our postgraduate research programmes, you will have the opportunity to work with top researchers and industry leaders, and gain first-hand experience of real life problem-solving.

Our aim is to create a vibrant, enthusiastic and forward-thinking community, where world-leading academics and talented students work closely together to research world-leading inventions.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are listed using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours and lower second-class honours. To learn the equivalent for your country, please choose it from the dropdown below.

Entry requirements for United Kingdom

A 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent.
 
IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component.

English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK / EU fee

Full-time degree per annum
TBC

International fee

Full-time degree per annum
£21,100

Starting your studies in the 2018/19 academic year?

If your start date is October 2018, January 2019, or April 2019 your tuition fees for this academic year will be at the 2018/19 rates.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment.

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How to apply

All MPhil and PhD applications must be made online.

Applications for research should indicate the institute within which you would like to study and preferably the member(s) of staff whose research area is of most interest to you. If you’d like to make an application, we strongly recommend contacting your preferred supervisor in advance to discuss your research proposal in more detail.

To see a full list of academic staff within the Institute for Digital Technologies, please visit the Institute for Digital Technologies staff page. Please use our online application portal to submit your research proposal, and clearly outline the question you intend to address. You should also include an overview of your subject area and proposed research methods.

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